|"I didn't set that police car on fire! Promise!"|
The videos below depict the scene from Vancouver after the hometown Canucks were walloped 4-0 by the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final:
I've heard of fans partying too hard in the streets after championship victories, but not all-out angry riots by cities in defeat.
Little did I remember, this is not the first time this has happened in Vancouver. This video shows the riots that occurred after the 1994 Final where the Canucks lost to the New York Rangers:
According to the Vancouver Police, almost 150 people were injured, and luckily no one was killed. You can see more photos from the riot HERE!
I still am having a hard time comprehending the idiocy of Vancouver fans after watching the news reports and photo galleries. The level of stupidity displayed by Canucks supporters is appalling, not only to the average sports fan, but even Canucks players. Henrik Sedin referred to it as "terrible," and that's being kind. This is on the same level as the hooliganism of European soccer fans. Unbelievable.
And just think, Joe Sports Fan thinks we take college football way too seriously in the South. Atlanta sports fans have a bad reputation for being apathetic (we're not apathetic, we just don't waste money on losers) but we never torched the city after the Braves lost the World Series or Falcons lost the Super Bowl!
I leave you with this analogy:
Vancouver Hockey Fan is to Hometown as General William Sherman is to Georgia on the March to the Sea