I’m not usually one to bash ideas or people. I usually keep my opinion to myself.
Today, I’m participating in The Truth About Motherhood’s Throat Punch Thursday because I’m mad and have something to say.
Last night was game 7 of the NHL Final Playoff and it was The Vancouver Canucks VS. The Boston Bruins. Unfortunately, we lost and the Bruins won the Stanley Cup. It was a sad moment for us Vancouverites but the cup went to the better team and that’s just how things go.
I’m proud of The Vancouver Canucks. It took 17 years for them to get back to the NHL Final Playoff and they did it! We may not have won the Stanley Cup but we stand proud behind the efforts and hard work of our team. This is what all Canuck fans do!
Here’s where my Throat Punch goes …
Shortly after the game in downtown Vancouver last night, where thousands of Canuck Fans were assembled to watch the game on big screens and support our beloved team, a small group of no-good for nothing, crime-seeking hoodlums started to riot. What started out as a supportive gathering of fans to watch and celebrate the Vancouver Canucks success all year, turned out to be a truly embarrassing nightmare.
I watched in horror, from the comfort of my home, while men aged 20-35 years old began participating in delinquent behaviour by first letting off fireworks to then tipping over porta-potties. This behaviour escalated into car tipping and vandalizing, store window smashing, fire starting, physical fighting, store looting and the continuous defacing of the downtown core. A hundred and fifty people were injured, a few people stabbed and one person is in hospital for falling 10 metres off the roof of Rogers Arena.
This happened in 1994 when The Canucks lost to The Rangers. It was embarrassing then but lessons were learned. Or so we thought.
And last night, it happened again. A special night ruined by a small group of ignorant people who think destroying property, looting and defacing their city is cool.
True Canuck Fans would never do this to their own city.
You rioters are not true Canuck Fans and I’m embarrassed to call you Vancouver citizens. You should all be ashamed of yourself as the people of Vancouver are disgusted in you. I hope the Vancouver Police Department arrests you for ever single crime you committed last night and thanks to Social Media, you will be found. Last night’s events were documented on film and on camera phones. Vancouver citizens have been sending phone pics and video footage to the VPD and uploading photos of hoodlums in action to Facebook where people are identifying them by name.
I hope the rioters get what they deserve and besides fines and being arrested, they’re also getting a ginormous throat punch from me!