MONTREAL - During the recent 3-1 home loss against the New England Revolution, Montreal Impact fan Martin Hinault dutifully stood stock still in his section next to the Ultras Montreal while the, "Qui ne saute pas n'est pas d'Montréal" chant was going on in observance of the fact that he is, in fact, not from Montreal, living in Montreal nor his family from Montreal in origin.
"I was born in Lachute," stated Hinault to The Nutmeg News on Friday. "As the song requires, I stay completely still and do not move in a vertical motion. It is very serious, for me."
Hinault admits that he originally did, in fact, jump during the chant. However he realized that his location of birth combined with the fact that he now works and commutes in for Impact games from Longueuil is a problem.
"After careful contemplation about the serious nature of this situation, I do now abstain, despite my love of the Impact and Montreal in general," stated an emotional Hinault. "If at some point I do find myself a resident than I will reconsider my prohibition on vertical movement during 'Qui ne saute pas n'est pas d'Montréal'. That is, of course, after I verify with my friends and family that it is fine that I do in fact jump as I would then technically be from Montreal, despite the location of my birth.
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Mr. Hinault wistfully glances over at his jumping friends while a single tear runs down his cheek.