11 a.m. on Nov. 11 is not the time for football

Across the street from the legion, we could clearly see the Lions’ helmets and jerseys, then "hut, hut, hut, one."

I was watching the national Remembrance Day services from Ottawa and got a glimpse of the Vancouver Canucks players/coaching staff in attendance. Alex Burrows said there was no question the team would partake to show their respect. Class act, Vancouver Canucks.

Then I, along with my family, attended Remembrance Day services at the Royal Canadian Legion, Whalley Branch #229 in Surrey at 135 Street and 106 Avenue.

Just as the crowd was observing two minutes of silence at 11 a.m., you could hear a man shouting. It was from the B.C. Lions’ practice facility located across the street from the legion. We could clearly see the Lions’ helmets and jerseys, then “hut, hut, hut, one” and more shouting from a man’s voice.

Some of the crowd turned to see where the sound was coming from. We were shocked.

The Lions said on Twitter  they observed two minutes of silence at 11:11 a.m.

The B.C. Lions had choices – do not have a practice that day, practice starts at 12 noon, or at the 11th hour (not 11:11 a.m.), stop and observe a moment of silence to show respect for the men and women who have fought to keep Canada strong and free.

Or they could have crossed the street. Absolutely disgraceful.

 

Sylvia Fisher, Surrey

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