Ben Michels wrote:Honestly, if I saw you getting 'absolutely enraged' over people shouting at an open format tournament that involves a large crowd, I'd probably desire that you leave too.
That would depend upon whether or not I were to make such apparent. In any case, if I were to leave, then I would be demonstrating greater self-control than the sort of crowd of which you may approve.
Ben Michels wrote:Coaches coaching mid-fight is not rare in western competitive events, whatever type they may be.
That does not make it right. Nobody should get any shouted advice or for that matter shouted insults. I have always thought it unseemly that anybody gets shouted coaching during any event for any athletic endeavor. And yes, I have attended and/or taken part in events for wrestling, track & field, powerlifting, football, basketball, baseball etc. I have had the distinct displeasure of witnessing humans misbehave at such. Bloody tiresome.
Ben Michels wrote:Crowd members shouting their support is perfectly common in western competitive events. A chant for country is definitely not rare either. I see no reason that shouting detracts from the legitimacy or seriousness of a competition. Maybe if it were a formalized, non-open competition? Maybe. But the videos you've seen are not those.
I appreciate that and that seems reasonable
Ben Michels wrote:Edit: And to make it clear, I don't actually care one way or another. I'd be fine with either shouting or polite clapping. What I find ridiculous is the comment I quoted.
Cf. my previous defence of my right to be enraged and thereupon leave an event.