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I have attended thousands of motorcycle racing events over 40 years around the globe and I have never seen a rider spat upon or booed on the podium until they did it to Stoner. It marked a shift in the sport. It used to be that 90% of the crowd were enthusiasts and the other 10% were curious first timers. Now, at some circuits, it has changed so the majority are no different than football hooligans. This mentality is shown by several in this forum who express opinions that are insulting to the riders and diminish their accomplishments. If some of the loud mouths in this forum were amongst real fans at a GP and insulted any rider, be it Stoner or whomever, the way they do behind their keyboards, they would find themselves in trouble. It is okay to have favorites but to constantly besmirch other riders is not what this sport is about and sadly, like Stoner, I am starting to lose my enthusiasm for a lifelong interest.