that's just poor hiring practices, throwing someone out for yelling "shut up". it's not like I see people being warned. I myself had a little incident at the end of the Rangers game and wasn't warned. lol. my punishment was feeling like an ass for getting involved in it. I guess it's relative to where you're sitting.
I understand the "we need a family friendly environment" argument, but I don't think it's always enforceable. and people need to use a little discresion in where you sit at games if you have kids with you. if you're taking your kids to a Devils Rangers game in row 8 upstairs, you're either clueless or a poor parent.
For back story, the guy told a mother not to take pictures of her kids during a basketball game, they were not disrupting his view. She said she wanted to take them now, and he said shut up and watch the game. She was very upset, the kids ended up crying. The husband came back and was pissed. I went over and apologized on his behalf when he went to the bathroom, but they said the kids were upset and didnt want to stay. But i wanted to make sure they stayed and had fun. I tried to get them to a lower seat, but instead the guy was kicked out. When I asked why they said because if he isnt thrown out he wont know he did something wrong and continue to act in such an inappropriate manner. I was really shocked at what happened when I saw that and couldn't believe it.
I am very big on parent-child bond. And I disagree 1,000% with you. If I wanted to bring my kid to a hockey game, I shouldn't have to worry about someone saying F this and F that. It is a family environment, end of discussion. You expect parents to shield their kids from the game because people are going to be cursing when they're not even allowed to either? Not a very good way of promoting the sport to younger people. No matter what seat you buy tickets for. By entering the building, you are agreeing to adhere to the building rules. Which includes no cursing. So no one can use that "1st amendment" line that I saw used earlier. It's the same way how there are signs that say "you will be videotaped". If I was in a section with my theoretical 5 year old absorbent son, and some one yell fvck YOU CLARKSON! I would warn him, if he did it again, I'd get him thrown out. I wouldn't care. Should I sacrifice my good time/my sons good time for his good time? No, that shouldn't be the case. Specially if the cursing fan is breaking the rules of conduct in the first place. If you want to get technical about it, everyone who yells HEY YOU SUCK after a goal COULD be thrown out. It's only the completely obnoxious and unruly fans that do.
Also, to Martyisth3b3st...STH or not, rules are rules, just continue up the chain of command until you get to someone who doesnt know him or care who he is.
Edited by Vic Rattlehead18, 06 January 2011 - 12:04 AM.