I feel like we talked about this last season and the season before and the season before that. But it keeps coming up. Throwing beer on riders is not heckling.
The video above is queued to a post race interview with Lars Van Der Haar. His message is simple and to the point.
In general I think heckling is dumb. I don’t understand the point of jeering and yelling insults even joking ones. I’d rather cheer my friends on then put them down. I have heard some really funny and smart heckles but for everyone one of those I’ve heard nine others that were just mean or straight up hateful. People yelling homophobic slurs in Kentucky comes to mind. And honestly throwing ANYTHING at all at racers wether they are a cat 5 or a pro is terrible and embracing to the entire cyclocross community.