Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/13/11

Booing Santa Claus, throwing batteries, “winning” the 2009 Daily Show New York vs. Philly sports fan “Douche-off” cheering for crippling injuries; this is what lies on the resume of the Philadelphia sports fan.

And now this: brutally booing a promo trying to fund research to fight cancer.

During Wednesday night’s Philadelphia Flyers home game against the Vancouver Canucks, the arena played a Hockey Fights Cancer commercial between periods.

Featured in the video are three NHL superstars: Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.

All of them loudly booed by a noticeable group of fans, even though all they were doing was simply asking for support in the fight against cancer in the video.

Cheering against cancer research? REALLY?

How brain-dead and meathead can one truly become in regards to their sports team. Rooting for your logo and clothes superseded trying to stop the plague of the 21st century. REALLY?

The video is below

Sidney Crosby is brutally hated in Philadelphia simply because he’s the biggest star for the neighboring team, possibly in all the league. Jonathan Toews celebrated with the Stanley Cup on Flyers ice in game six of 2010. I guess they’re still a little bitter that the Hawks denied them.

Ryan Miller (Go Green!) was one of the Flyers’ biggest adversaries in last year’s playoffs. So I get it, I see why they hate these guys. But it’s time to step outside of “being a Flyers fan.” There’s a lot more to life. I’m a two-time cancer survivor myself. Two years before I was diagnosed the first time, I watched my mother conquer cancer. In 2000, I was given a 50-50 chance of survival. Well, obviously I pulled through and ten years later I got to see my hometown Blackhawks celebrate the biggest glory on Flyers home ice.

So the only thing I would like to say to those Flyers fans booing the ad, and those that somehow, someway defend them is “I hope you cried yourself to sleep the night of game six of the 2010 Stanley Cup, and that the loss left you devastated with depression for weeks. I hope you see this post, but I’m not sure any of you have the capacity to actually read.”

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