So you think the Canucks fan base is Bonkers? (America’s Cup 2013)
I thought Vancouver’s fans were over-the-top, well I found one that makes them look like rank amateurs!
I bring you the Kiwi’s of the 2013 Americas Cup Regatta on facebook:
Any sailing fans here? If so, and you’re NOT watching the 2013 AC Regatta, you are missing THEE best Americas Cup races, ever. We are on the verge of seeing the GREATEST upset in sporting history; period and the New Zealand fans have gone ape-s*** apoplectic.
This is more about the Social Media aspect of the AC versus the actual race but if you're unfamiliar with the America’s Cup? Read more here>>> America's Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have never in my life seen a fan base threaten to kill, maim, blow up and poison another team’s fan base like I have the Kiwi’s towards the Oracle Crew members and fans. They have threatened to murder kids, spouses of the opposing team’s crew as well as regular FB fans they disagree with. And its not just from a handful of Kiwi fans, ITS THOUSANDS! It’s ASTOUNDING that the Admin on that page can keep up with the threats being lobbed towards Team USA. It’s Hooligan-ism on a computer. They’re acting like complete animals.
Even if you’re not a sailing fan, just read the comments on the page. Albeit the Worst of the Worst have been deleted, the hate and vitriol being vomited makes it interesting read and a sad representation of what I thought was a great group of people and a classy sport.
Keep an eye on the page just before the race today (1:45pm PST) up until 4 hours after the races, unless EMTNZ wins, then it'll all be moot. But god forbid Oracle wins, that page will go FULL MELTDOWN.