Originally posted by Young2Rice:
At least our fans don't intentionally cheer injuries. Its just drunk stupidity. Anyone remember Eagles fans cheering Irvin's injury? What about this past weekend when Shaub was booed when he got hurt and there were cheers when Yates came in.
What about when AZ fans cheered when Steven Young was knocked out of the league? They were cheering on purpose that a guy was injured. Our fans just got bored and needed to pass time while an opposing player was carted off. Insensitive, yes. Bad as it sounds, NO.
They gave him a standing ovation as he was carted off, he even acknowledged the crowd and put his hands up, which drew more cheers.
My point is, yes, maybe it was insensitive, but it wasn't so egregious that our own owner has to go blabbing about it. The rest of the league thinks we are bad as the aforementioned fans who intentionally bood injuries when it wasn't even anything close to that.
The wave isn't a cheer. That is the point. It is by definition the opposite of a cheer. It is done when crowds get bored or disinterested in the game.