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Unruly fans singing Nazi songs and interrupting play with shouts cause problems at U.S. Open

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By BRIAN MAHONEY

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Tennis is such a mental sport, and the margins are so thin at this level that distractions during points or while preparing to serve can cause lots of damage. Tennis fans are aware of this, but with matches lasting until late at night, and free flowing beer, crowd control becomes very difficult.

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Looking at the title of this news article with the picture of Djokovic screaming, it looks like he's yelling back at the Nazi song singing spectators.

I remember a time when tennis spectators were refined and well-mannered.

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I would have thought playing against someone who grunts every swing would have been far worse.

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I remember a time when tennis spectators were refined and well-mannered.

Much of the Anglo Western world is becoming more barbaric in just about every sphere. Look at airports and Walmarts, for example.

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Looking at the title of this news article with the picture of Djokovic screaming, it looks like he's yelling back at the Nazi song singing spectators.

Yep, he has been subtly targeted by mostly left aligned MSM ever since he refused COVID vaccination.

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In context, it is the US Open. It's been full of loud people (New Yorkers) for as long as I remember.

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@Moonraker

Yep

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The U.S. Open has long been notorious for this, and in the recent years the Australian Open has caught up to it. I hate to be a killjoy, but I'm very much in favor of tournaments not selling alcohol for this reason. Of course, that'll never happen - money is money. But it's hurting the flow of the matches, and ruining the integrity of the game.

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So glad the article doesnt offend our widdle sensbiwities by actually telling us the “language from Adolf Hitlers Nazi regime” that was used, although Im running for my safe space at the mere thought!

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Apparently, the offending words were 'Deutschland über alles', written by von Fallersleben in 1841 to music composed by Haydn. This song has nothing to do with Nazism, as even the most ignorant journalist must surely know.

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commanteerToday 10:47 am JST

I remember a time when tennis spectators were refined and well-mannered.

Much of the Anglo Western world is becoming more barbaric in just about every sphere. Look at airports and Walmarts, for example.

I don't even know what this is supposed to represent. Yeah, it is terrible that pretty much everyone can afford to fly and access the big box stores.

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It's not tennis.

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I'm not sure what the Nazi singer was all about. I've never seen that at a sporting event. I think perhaps because people are supposed to quiet down, some child thought he could make a stupid remark. At least mentally a child.

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Tennis spectators should shut the hell up while play is going on. Cheer after a point, but give some respect to those of us who appreciate the game. I would certainly smack a rabble-rouser sitting next to me, even if it got me thrown out of the stands.

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but I'm very much in favor of tournaments not selling alcohol for this reason.

Wimbledon has plenty of alcohol flowing but incidents like this are very rare.

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I don't even know what this is supposed to represent. Yeah, it is terrible that pretty much everyone can afford to fly and access the big box stores.

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Make a drinking section. Charge them extra to sit behind glass in fish bowl.

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I can remember when you'd get the odd ripple of applause at cricket. Now it's a joke with shouting and chanting. Alcohol has a lot to do with it. Just ban it. People can watch sport in the flesh, sober, without interfering with it, or surrender to their alcoholism at home, yelling at their TV.

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Alexander Zverev felt he had to react when he heard a fan use language from Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime during his U.S. Open match.

Surely a Ukrainian regime Nazi fan..

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Surely a Ukrainian regime Nazi fan..

Nope. Actually almost certainly a fascist Russian - the successor of the Nazis.

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