Canucks fans rioting?
What Canucks fans?
Want to know about some real Canucks fans?
There’s that young father with three kids, all of them sporting blue jerseys. And the nice South Asian lady in my church who loves hockey. And the homeless guy who set up a tiny TV set in an alley so he and his buddies could watch the games. And my former coworker, a grandma and a big Linden fan (as am I). And my cousin, who’s been following the Canucks and playing hockey ever since he could walk. He cried back in 1994; I’m sure that up North or in eastern Washington or in Calgary – wherever he is at the moment – he’s crying again.
We’re all crying, because we’re all disappointed – understandably so. But I can guarantee you that none of us was pillaging, looting, or setting cars on fire in downtown Vancouver last night.
Real fans don’t riot. Period.
And real fans stay faithful, even if it takes another seventeen years to get this close again. Go Canucks Go!