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Did Flyers Fans Live Up to the Philly Stereotype?

The city whose fans threw snowballs at Santa now takes to booing players of opposing hockey teams who take part in an anti-cancer public service announcement. As the linked article suggests, it might be a tad unfair to expect Flyer fans to totally overlook the on-ice transgressions of Sidney Crosby, Ryan Miller, and Jonathan Toews, even if they are speaking on behalf of a worthy cause.

Now if they had heckled Ray Romano . . .

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.