Video: Phillies, Mets fans react to
bin Laden news with USA chant

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  May 2, 2011 02:05 PM

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Fans at last night's Mets-Phillies game last night burst into a chant of "USA, USA," as news of the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden spread throughout the stadium.

Players said they were confused by what was happening.

"There was a buzz around the dugout that Osama had been killed, so that's why everybody was chanting 'USA.' I think everybody on the field was wondering what was going on," Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino told Philly.com.

"I guess it's a big day for Americans. It's a special moment for us. More important was the fact we were playing the game. That's more important than anything else. After the game, you sit back and you think about something like that happening and it has been almost 10 years. For those who have suffered, I heard a couple of statements on the news that for those people lost on 9-11, they have some kind of closure. It definitely is a big day for American history."

Mets starting pitcher Chris Young told the New York Daily News it was a night he'd never forget.

"There are some things in life that are bigger than a game. To hear the crowd chant 'U-S-A', I got chills," Young said.

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