You know I just returned from Italy and although I didn't attend the events (I was too busy on the slopes myself) my friends were there and saw an extraordinary thing.
At the hockey games whenever Russia was playing it seemed as though every Russian in Moscow was attending and made their presence known by wearing identical designer Russian team jackets with red pants and red footwear.
Boy could you tell Russia was present.
Americans on the other hand kept a low profile and would pull out their American flags from inside their jackets and knapsacks only after they were safely in the stadium and would then hide them again immediately after each event.
They explained to my Canadian friends that they do not feel safe anymore outside America and have been harrassed by local muslims and sympathisers.
They even showed my friends phony Canadian documents which are being sold to Americans so that in case of trouble they can flash them and be left to go on their merry way. They have also taken to wearing small patches with the maple leaf and other Canadian insignia on their things.
What has happened to the Americans that were loved by everyone?????
Is being an American living abroad becoming dangerous?
Will this situation change for the better or spiral into something far worse?