Rude fans spoil game
As a European in Canada for 22 years, I have learned to respect and enjoy the great game of hockey. I also quickly realized that Canadians take their game very seriously, the same way we take soccer, cycling, skiing, tennis, rugby, track and field, rock climbing and log throwing very seriously.
So, to the two very serious Vees fans who barked at my daughter and I as were leaving our seats last Friday (yes 10 minutes before the end of the game as we wanted to get some serious zzzzzz for a serious day of skiing the next day) here is what I would like to say: sorry for obstructing your view for an unbearable two seconds as we made our way up the stairs. I understand and tolerate frustration when the home team is losing, but yelling in our faces “get the hell out of the way for f....sake” is crossing the line, especially to an eight-year-old.
In such disbelief, I tried to lighten up this serious situation with a friendly joke and you two responded, yet again, with other serious profanities.
I also would like to thank you for the valuable lesson you helped teach our children that night. You will forever be the example of citizens we hope our kids will never grow up to be. Trust me, they seriously received the message that night. Our little one was so frighten that she said, “Are they going to follow us home? Those men were really mad at us.”
And to the Vees I say: sorry boys, we won’t be coming back to see you for a very long time. Some of your fans are seriously rude.
For the record, the men described here were not teenagers or middle-aged men. They were from the older and supposedly wiser age group.