Then came the June 18 game against the Chicago Fire. After halftime, Monty Rodrigues took his place in the capo stand. Each goal kick by Chicago’s Sean Johnson was accompanied by, “You suck [expletive],’’ the chant management hoped to halt. Rodrigues and the leaders of the three supporters’ groups - The Midnight Riders, The Rebellion, and Revs Army - attempted to discourage the chant. Conlon, who is also the Revolution’s liaison for supporters’ groups, was called in.But the tension seemed to escalate. Conlon left in frustration. Rodrigues abandoned the capo stand. One person was arrested and three taken into protective custody. Dozens of supporters walked out in protest and the decibel level of The Fort decreased noticeably.
The Globe finally had an article about Fortgate as its lead on Saturday. If it were any other New England team that were having these issues with any fans, let alone their most dedicated, it'd be all over local news and NESN and people would actually have heard about it when it happened, instead of two weeks later. The article isn't even that in depth and only has the two paragraphs above as a description of the incident. It barely references fans being arrested and doesn't mention the ongoing issues The Fort has had with Gillette TeamOps. I understand that the reporting has to be unbiased and avoid the polemics of many of the firsthand accounts that came out after FortGate (like this), but the fact of the matter is than even without the opinions you'll still learn far more about what is going on between the SGs and the stadium management by reading any random NE soccer blog than from the biggest paper in the region. It's fucking clownshoes.
That, coupled with the joke of a Revs game tonight, really fucking dishearten me.