Oh sure they are. How could you just walk past any group of people who are there to greet you without at least acknowledging their being there? How could you walk past uniformed U.S. Military members, and at not least salute them for putting their lives on the line, while you get to kick a ball around for a living? I know these soldiers were not in the Middle East, but come on, the uniform is the same. Now, they want to apologize! Of course they do.