Canadians are regularly referred to as being overly friendly in various circles, and this has proven to be true in many cases in the past.
Recently, a few bad apples were involved in an unpleasant incident during one of the games of the NBA Finals.
As Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant was injured during a game some fans on the Canadian side seemed to find it appropriate to start chanting in cheer.
Moreover, while it did not take long for the online community to shun the action and point out how inappropriate the whole event has been, it looks like many Canadians themselves do not agree with the taunting, and have taken to social media to express their apologies to Durant.
Some have even gone as far as to claim that they are apologizing on behalf of the whole country.
A GoFundMe page set up by true fans of the Raptors offered its apologies to the Golden State forward and received $36,000 in donations for KD’s foundation.
The fans wrote: "On behalf of the level-headed and true fans of Raptor Nation - from Toronto to Vancouver to Iqaluit to St. John's, and any fans living outside Canada: we wanted to say "sorry".
We're sorry that some fans of Raptor Nation at the Scotiabank arena, Jurassic Park, and in some bars/restaurants showing the game, displayed an ugly side of fandom when they cheered on the injury of Kevin Durant.
This isn't cool. This isn't right. This isn't what I expect from fellow Canadians.
Yes, we're hungry for a championship however true NBA fans would never cheer on a man getting injured or wave goodbye as they limp to the locker-room area.. KD is a player that brings up the game of basketball. This NBA Playoffs have had a lot of ugly fan moments. From racist tweets being hurled at Nav Bhatia, Raptor superfan to part-owners shoving players ... there have been a lot of heated moments throughout these playoffs. "
This is not the first time Raptors fans have painted themselves in a negative light through incidents of this kind.
Still, some sports fans have pointed out that people should not judge the entire community based on a few vocal negative ones.
Things around the incident seem to have calmed down at this point, although many remain disappointed by the way Durant was treated.
In any case, Durant himself seems to have moved on from the story and is focusing on his recovery.
Do you think the Raptors fans took things too far, yes or no?