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Wednesday, February 11, 2004

What is it with soccer fans?

Mexican crowd chants 'Usama!' at U.S. soccer team
FoxNews/AP: GUADALAJARA, Mexico —The boos nearly drowned out "The Star-Spangled Banner," and a few dozen fans chanted "Usama! Usama!" as the United States was eliminated by Mexico in Olympic men's soccer qualifying.

A loud anti-American crowd yelled the first name of Usama bin Laden, the leader of the Al Qaeda terrorists who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks, as Mexico beat the United States 4-0 Tuesday night in the under-23 tournament, claiming a berth in the Athens Olympics.

As U.S. players left the stadium for their bus, several fans -- some clutching beers -- chanted "Usama! Usama!"

Police in riot gear held back the crowd and urged people to calm down.
Not much difference between this and the Belgian soccer fans chanting "Hamas, Hamas, gas all the Jews". It's just a matter of degree.