Best Fans in MLS? Social Media Outburst Shows Seattle Fans' True Colors

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Best Fans in MLS? Social Media Outburst Shows Seattle Fans' True Colors
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Seattle Sounder fans enjoy the reputation as the "best" fans in the MLS. Although it didn't speak for every fan, the social media outburst following their loss in the US Open Cup to Sporting Kansas City, was anything but the best.

There is a bit of confusion for every MLS fan outside of Seattle.

Does having the largest average attendance in a stadium that was built for NFL football make your fans "the best?"

There's no doubt that the vocal sea of green has created a exciting spectacle of viewing in the high-definition sports age, and Major League Soccer could not be more thrilled.

But at what point did we stop using class as a factor in determining anything about fans?

Remember the "Malice in the Palace" when Ron Artest went and attacked a fan in the crowd during an NBA game in 2004? Although Artest was clearly in the wrong, it has scared the image of Detroit Piston fans immeasurably.

Seattle fans were upset about not winning, and to any fan, losing and being unhappy is understandable. But the outcry on social media following the Sounders penalty shootout loss against Sporting Kansas City in the US Open Cup set a new standard for classlessness.

Just how bad was it? Here are just a sample of the comments left on Major League Soccer's Facebook page (next slide).

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