First off, you are having a terrible time understanding that I mostly agree with your point about it being their building and their decision. I'm saying they are doing an awful and overly heavy-handed job of putting their ideas into action. You can't please everyone, but they have to understand they are going from pleasing one group to IMMEDIATELY pleasing another with no transition process. This will create backlash. It's natural. The only voice fans have, other than their physical voice which is now being silenced, is their wallet.
Not to mention the group they're pleasing is the clear minority and they're annoying the vast majority. This is what's comical about this thread and the one on HF, the minority refuses to believe they are a minority when it's clear as day.
A person does not have the right to make a public place, be it a game or a visit to the mall or food store, their own personal living room to do and say what they want.
How difficult is this, really, to understand?
That's not the issue here. They're free to enact any rule they want, just like fans are free not to buy a ticket if they don't like it.
The issue is whether they're needlessly poisoning the atmosphere by starting an adversarial relationship with the fans over something a majority of them do not find offensive. Not to mention the way they've gone about this has engendered even more of a lack of trust than the actions themselves.
And it wasn't just changing the goal song at the last minute without telling anyone that's caused the lack of trust either, the new broker rules (which they also didn't tell anyone about beforehand) also affected a number of people like Satans Hockey.
Edited by NJDevs26, 26 October 2013 - 09:11 AM.