It's somewhat unusual for people beyond these shores to go to lengths that make our own football fans look good, but the supporters of the Vancouver Canucks, an ice hockey team, gave an enthusiastic display of boorish and yobbish behaviour yesterday when they rioted after their team was squarely beaten by the Boston Bruins. No one has ever quite made our own shower look so good. Well done Vancouver.
Vancouver Police spokesman Jana McGuinness gave a masterclass in understatement when she said, "This is a rowdy crowd."
Frankly, my own experience of the Canadian Police is that they take a very robust approach to anything connected with "rowdy," but then that was at the Sin Bin in Medicine Hat all of twenty five years ago.
This though, is my kind of riot control..................... Go Canada!