Anger is rising over Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to proceed with the New York City marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Now, some residents are aiming their ire toward the runners who participate in the race:
some of them runners getting beat up in BK, watch.
— Charlie Wall (@CharlieAdrien) November 2, 2012
A marathon solution that works for everyone: New Yorkers line the streets to boo and throw garbage at the runners.
— Matt Ufford (@mattufford) November 2, 2012
I'd trip the runners running in the marathon but the path train isn't working.
— Milly Dela Cruz (@milletterenee) November 2, 2012
Anyone who is pissed about the marathon taking place Sunday should go there and boo the runners.
— Greg (@Gregsies) November 2, 2012
— BianaLisa (@maneaterrrrr) November 2, 2012
— Rachele Lynn (@RacheleLynn6) November 2, 2012
Why not just line up and BOO every runner in the NYC Marathon? And yes, you can blame the runners. Without them, you have no marathon.
— Tooth Fairy Denier (@FunkynFortunate) November 2, 2012
who wants to go trip marathon runners
— Michael McCarthy (@mikemcc21) November 2, 2012
I hope the marathon runners trip on a live wire
— bad knee lee (@nottlee) November 2, 2012
— Melissa! (@UnderempAmerica) November 1, 2012
I'm ready to trip some of these runners… #annoying
— Candice Cane (@CandiceLen) November 2, 2012
Seen a few comments that makes me think the runners will be booed running #NCYM
— Mark Matthews (@matthews_mark) November 1, 2012
@beebea Can someone explain why people are threatening to throw things at the runners?
— Melissa Bernardo (@mrbplus) November 2, 2012
Worrisome: threats to @INGNYCMarathon runners that I'm reading on Facebook; calls to trip marathoners or throw things at them on Sunday
— Nicole Lyn Pesce (@PesceNic) November 2, 2012
Mark my words: marathon runners are going to get booed, people are going to throw shit at them, and NYers are going to disrupt the race.
— Gabe (@widestance) November 2, 2012
We’re sure many of these are empty threats. Nonetheless, this is worrisome. Runners, stay alert.