Riot Echoes

by Zbigniew

“Hockey is a game of transgression; the end justifies the means. Any real hockey fan could intuit these basic unspoken rules, and would want to be part of the ‘game’. So, in fact, the real fans were down on Robson Street, fighting for the home team in the trenches, plundering the opponents’ warehouses for ammunition. So who’s confused? Just a few simple-minded small-time capitalists whose yearly take equals the sales of concessions in one overtime intermission, which is why we have GM Place and grossly overpriced tickets, while the real fans are out on the street, shut out, homeless, and about to be penalized.”

Reading the Riot Act: A Brief History of Riots in Vancouver – Stanley Cup Riot, 1994