It appears Canada finally has it's very own version of the British soccer hooligans.
The police have already rounded up a fair number of the rioters and are laying charges with the help of a the Vancouverites who were not involved in the riots (which would be the vast majority of Vancouverites), the Internet, and... the rioters themselves! It appears that, in their drunken rampage, many of the rioters actually did everything in their power to make sure their actions and faces were caught on camera. So, not only are they rioters, they are dumb rioters, although I am willing to concede the point should any one point out that adding the word "dumb" to the word "rioter" is redundant.
At the risk of sounding not very Christian- seriously? A riot over a game? Disappointment I understand. Dashed hopes I understand. Drowning your sorrows in a bucket of suds with your buds is not something I approve, but I understand. But going on a criminal rampage (I should mention that several stores were broken into and looted.) and making sure that your criminal actions are then caught on camera? Many of them will now go to jail and all that entails, including rape. I can only wonder: during their stint in the big house, will they think it was worth it?
Over a game. This is a game which, in its purest form, isn't played by overpayed professionals on teams carefully assembled by a non playing managerial body according to computer models designed to maximize both winning and profits, on a perfect ice rink surrounded by thousands of screaming fans, but by a bunch of kids on a frozen patch of ice somewhere, playing on teams they picked just before they dropped the puck.