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“U-S-A! U-S-A!” Crowd At Mets-Phillies Game Chants After Osama Bin Laden’s Death

As news spread throughout the world of Osama bin Laden’s death, fans in Philadelphia attending Sunday night’s Mets-Phillies game chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A!”

The fans, some of whom were brandishing smartphones announcing the news, started the chants during the 9th inning of ESPN’s nationally-televised game. Announcer Dan Shulman could be heard saying “Here comes the U.S.A chants,” as news spread throughout Citizens Bank Park.

“I don’t like to give Philly fans too much credit,” Mets third baseman David Wright said aftwerwards, “but they got this one right. It’s a proud moment to stand out there and you’ve got 45-50 thousand people chanting. That was pretty special.”

Here’s video of the moment (fittingly, the Mets won 2-1 in 14 innings).

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