The Boston Herald
June 11, 2012 Monday
In response to Steve Bulpett's column ('Easy cheering Green,' June 7), as a Celtics fan dating to the Cousy/Russell era, I do not hate the Heat. The Heat are made up of fine athletes who perform well on the court, just as the Celtics do. I respect them as professionals. And I don't hate the Yankees. Or the Canadiens. Or the Giants. I don't hate Eli or Peyton or A-Rod. And I didn't hate Jean Beliveau.
Just being a faithful fan doesn't require hating anybody. In California two people assaulted a man to the point of physical and mental disability because of misplaced hatred. So knock off the childishness.