I was born and raised in British Columbia and was a resident of Vancouver when I was a kid. I have loved watching Canuck hockey since I was little and I am a Canuck fan and always will be. Sure I would have loved it if the boys hoisted the cup yesterday, it would have topped off a stellar year. But that didn't happen. What did happen was as the Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson put it "A small band of hooligans" created chaos and mayhem. There was an element in the crowd that was going to act this way no matter who won or lost, these folks were using it as an excuse to commit criminal acts.
THOSE WHO DID THIS WERE NOT TRUE FANS. True Fans are those who took their kids home early or the ones who stayed and showed appreciation to their Canuck team and the players of the Boston Bruins who won the cup. True fans are the people who left peacefully and went home. Those who tried to stop the chaos only to be injured. These are true fans.
As a result of the actions of a small percentage of people, we may never see family events like fan zones again, which is such a pity and injustice to the true fan. We lost a large part of our dignity and respect yesterday, and that is what I grieve as a TRUE Vancouver Canuck fan.
As a fan I want to apologize to the Vancouver Canucks team, you didn't deserve this and thank you for the fantastic year you gave us.