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Sports Letters: Bad behaviour

Sir: Nothing to do with the eventual result, of course, but have you given any thought to the fact that the patriotic American public (and, perhaps, a patriotic American judge) at Madison Square Garden may not have taken too kindly to their national anthem being roundly booed by British fans while our anthem was greeted with respect.

Nor could the recent French lesson dished out at Wembley have anything to do with the World Cup winners hearing their beloved "Marseillaise" desecrated by booing and whistling from large sections of the home fans.

So come on, lads. Saturday gives you another chance to display your talents as the most unsporting fans on the planet. Boo their anthem and inspire the proud Poles to heights they could never otherwise be expected to achieve.


Hemel Hempstead, Herts