In the wake of the Vancouver riots following the Bruins’ Stanley Cup victory, some Canadian hockey fans have written in to the Boston Globe to apologize for their fellow fans’ destructive and embarrassing behavior.
“I would like to congratulate the Boston Bruins on a game well played for the Stanley Cup,” Lindy Bellamy, a Canucks fan from Abbotsford, British Columbia, wrote to the Globe. “And most of all I would like to apologize to the Bruins hockey team and the people of Boston for the outrageous behavior and disgusting sportsmanship shown by a small few that caused so many problems in riots in the city of Vancouver after the game.”
Sarah Forrest of Vancouver wrote the riots weren’t caused by hockey fans but troublemakers. Vancouver Sun columnist Cam Cole commented that most rioters were too young to even remember the last 39 years of disappointment, pretty much saying the riots were caused by a bunch of rowdy, drunk kids.