Cup fans show lack of class

Canucks fans cheer as they watch their team play in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final a the big...

Canucks fans cheer as they watch their team play in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final a the big screen at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C., June 6, 2011. (CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI Agency)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:49 PM ET

BOSTON - To those Vancouverites complaining about being pelted with garbage and beer Monday at the TD Garden, Milan Lucic has the following message.

Go look in the mirror.

Told by a B.C. TV reporter that Canucks fans were complaining about the boorish behaviour of Boston Bruins supporters in Game 3, Lucic, a native of east Vancouver, said his own family members had been abused just as much during the first two games at Rogers Arena.

"It's funny (the Canuck fans would) say that, because after Game 1 people were throwing peanuts and popcorn at my grandparents," Lucic said Tuesday. "That's the lowest you can get. They're in their 60s."

Lucic said his uncle and an older relative had beer poured on their seats.

"I've said it before, these are two passionate fan bases," Lucic said. "There really is no difference between the two cities."

In another incident, the parents of Bruins defenceman and Edmonton native Johnny Boychuk reportedly were sprayed with beer inside Rogers Arena, then threatened outside of it. The forgettable experience left Boychuk's mother, Audrey, claiming that she didn't care "if I ever go back (to Vancouver)."

Unfortunately, in the end, it appears idiocy is alive and well and festering in both Stanley Cup final cities.

mike.zeisberger@sunmedia.ca


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