Betcha thought I was going to rant about Boca. Nah. Maybe tomorrow. It’ll depend on the weather.
So, there’s a link floating around on the interwebs to a letter sent by Real Salt Lake to the club’s supporters. It outlines the steps the club and MLS are going to take to eradicate the YSA chant at Rio Tinto.
I think that we can all agree that it’s a stupid chant and it needs to go the way of the dodo. Simple enough. But it still lives in a handful of stadiums and rears its ugly head every once in a while despite the best efforts of people who actually have a little class.
So, what’s the problem?
The expectations placed on the SGs a RioT are pretty ridiculous. Instead of a “Hey, we’d appreciate your help in getting rid of this silly thing” it’s a “You will demonstrate a commitment to eradicate all chants with foul language but at RioT and at away venues and you will publicly endorse this plan and here’s the deadline at which point we will consider levying sanctions against you.”
Now, maybe we don’t have the whole story here, but what it looks like from here is the RSL FO and MLS may have lost their minds.
“You will do what we tell you to do OR ELSE.”
Welcome to MLS Supporters Week.
Now, sit quietly and listen while MLS tells you how you should be supporting.