Montreal Canada: Who will Restore our City’s Reputation?

May 14th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »

I am pleased at the support received on the short article titled, "Fans Celebrate, Criminals Loot," and photos of Wednesday night's rioters who vandalized and looted shops on Ste-Catherine street.

Most readers were disgusted by the behaviour that was self-explanatory when viewing the photos.

It also concerned many of us that this quickly became an international story that has tarnished the image of the city where we work and live. Even more disturbing is how the crimes were attached to hockey, the sport we love, and to our beloved Montreal Canadiens.

With public opinion seemingly galvanized around preventing this from happening again, a solution should be straightforward.

In Montreal, we recognize that the celebrating fans and rioters are two distinct groups.  That's not to say that all Canadiens' fans are angels. 

We know there are morons in the fan community who do things like boo anthems, so it's safe to say that a small number may have been tempted to join the ranks of the committed anarchists.

Sylvain Brouilette, an Assistant Director with the Montreal Police Service said that of the estimated ...

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