I can understand how the Canucks losing to the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals might upset a lot of people – pride was hurt, the southerners and their deep pockets won – it was a bad day to be a Canucks fan… but how that translates into wanting to destroy your own city escapes me.
For one rioter, however, it seems that there was a little cosmic and perhaps Darwinistic justice. As you can see from the video a rioting Vancover fan is happily (or angrily) doing his thing when some sort of non-lethal explosive device hits him in his nether regions. It looks like a flashbang grenade, it could be a teargas grenade, I don’t know enough about these things to tell you for sure – but what I can tell you is that it was definitely painful, there were sparks and there was smoke – neither of which is good to have in the vicinity of your crotch.
Love seeing this guy get his scrotum smashed. Just to make it clear these idiots planed to riot regardless of some hockey game. They came prepared and to take advantage of a large crowd. The reason for the crowd was immaterial. All they wanted was any crowd. Anyone can buy a sports jersey and say they’re a fan.