Over a decade ago, I mentioned that in some stadiums one would fly the flag to honour a star player from that player's original country. Specifically, in the former Winnipeg Arena in the former version of the Winnipeg Jets and when Teemu Selanne was with the team, a fan would hoist the flag of Finland. I wondered if that happens in football games and sj-roc indicated that football is much more insular lacking Olympic and other international tournaments, and the only such association would be a player's international vs. national (formerly import vs. non-import) status. And in the CFL, the vast majority of the international players are American so flying an American flag would be confusing as there's so many Americans on the home team roster anyways. (Thread: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9357&start=30)
The reason I'm bringing this up now is because at the Eagles at Seahawks game, shortly after the Seahawks scored their 3rd and final touchdown of the game in the form of a Russell Wilson pass to RB J.D. McKissic, in the background you can clearly see some fans in the front row raise a Canadian flag . You can see it here at 7:08:
(embedding not allowed by the NFL, so click on the YouTube link offered)
I wonder what the purpose of that was . Clearly J.D. McKissic is not Canadian as he was born in Alabama, played college in Arkansas, and never played in the CFL. The only obvious Canadian on the roster is punter Jon Ryan but he was clearly not involved in the TD play in question.
Perhaps.....the fans who raised that Canadian flag were from Canada and it was their way of saying something like Greetings from Canada!