Are Brazilian fans poor sports? Wed, July 18, 2007
The Brazilian fans at the Pan American Games sure love to root, root, root for the home team and good on them for that. But they may have crossed the line yesterday when they cheered mistakes by Canadian athletes Sue Nattrass and Peng Peng Lee.
"To cheer for their own shooter when they hit the target, which we don't often see in our sport, is one thing," Nattrass said in an interview on her bus ride back to the athletes' village. "But to cheer when the other shooters miss is just wrong. It's poor etiquette."
Is this fair game, or did the Brazilians show poor sportsmanship?