SportsKings - Major League Soccer has an epidemic it is looking to eradicate, and one of their franchises has come up with a creative solution to the problem. Fans at games have come accustomed to chanting “You Suck Ass” during goal kicks, despite the MLS’ consistent attempts to stop it. In a seemingly last ditch effort, the MLS’ New York Red Bulls are offering its fans the best incentive it can to put the chant for good.
SI has the details:
The New York Red Bulls — one of four teams now working to eliminate ‘YSA’ from its stadium — have introduced a bit of carrot. Cynics may see it as a bribe. But, at this point, according to a club source, Red Bull believes the desired ends more than justify the company’s substantial means. The team has notified its three fan groups — the Empire Supporters Clubs, the Garden State Ultras and the Viking Army — that $500 will be contributed to each for every home game during which ‘YSA’ isn’t heard in Red Bull Arena’s South Ward. The money will be doled out in $2,000 increments, meaning that the stadium will have to be ‘YSA’ free for four games before the supporters are rewarded.
Such a typical pussy soccer move. Please don’t curse! Please don’t swear! Here, we’ll pay you! Cash! Take it, take everything in my pockets! Take my ATM card! Like my wife? Here, fuck her!
Like I don’t want to tell soccer how to do its job or anything but discouraging fans from being fans can’t really be the direction you want to go? I mean soccer is about to explode. At least that’s what I keep hearing. With Freddy Adu, David Beckham, that World Cup everyone was excited about like a million years ago. We’re right on the verge people. Soccer is coming. NFL is about to be extinct. NBA and MLB, forget about it. It’s soccer’s time, any day now. Last thing we want to do is scare the fans away or go bankrupt because we have to pay every one who curses 500 dollars cash. Fuck it, let them stand on the sidelines throwing flares directly up the assholes of the players they don’t like if you have to. Let them hooligan the shit out of these stadiums. Just keep em coming to the games in droves.