Monday, June 20, 2011

Not the face of hockey

Canucks fans riot near the corner of Georgia & Hamilton after the Bruins win game 7
of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on
June 15, 2011 in Vancouver B.C.   Source: Travel to Selangor

            It’s sad to see the rioting in Vancouver.

            It’s sad because it’s global news and, damn, what an embarrassment.

            It’s sad because the same thing happened in 1994.

            It’s sad because Vancouver has never won a Stanley Cup under the Canuck franchise and all people have to say about it is, “Over a hockey game?” In reality, this was less about hockey and more about angry drunks using a Game 7 loss as an excuse to wreck mayhem and destroy some cop cars. I’m sure Vancouver is actually a lovely place.

            This is not the face of hockey.

AP Photo/Darryl Dyck, The Canadian Press Source: CBC Chicago

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