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Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

Posted on: February 17, 2012 10:37 am
Edited on: February 17, 2012 1:54 pm
The vandals left this in their wake. (Vancouver Sun)

By Brian Stubits

OK, isn't this Bruins and Canucks rivalry going a little too far now? I mean, it probably crossed that line a while ago but if you didn't think it had, this will probably change your mind.

The above is a photo of Bruins forward Milan Lucic's family church back in Vancouver, his hometown. It was taken by Lucic's girlfriend Brittany Carnegie after some vandals thought it was a good idea to deface it in the name of the Canuks. Sorry, I mean Canucks, got confused after looking at the handiwork of some obviously hardcore fans.

We took some photo editing liberties to tone it down, so in case you were wondering, just by any off chance, what the entire image looked like/said, here's a description from the Vancouver Sun.

On the side of the St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church is large, black graffiti that reads “F--k Lucic” and “Go Canuks (sic) Go,” along with crudely drawn genitalia.

“This is DISGUSTING!” Carnegie wrote. “Punks did this to Milan beloved church! So disgusted!”

Lucic hasn't been exactly treated kindly by his hometown since the Bruins beat the Canucks in an intense seven-game series. Posters of him have been defaced in the city and a brawl broke out when he showed up at a Greek festival. So yea, he's kind of a big deal there.

I'd admonish the hockey fans of Vancouver here for giving themselves another black eye, but I can't. I just can't call these guys Canucks fans. Isn't it a requisite to spell the team's name right to be called a fan? This had to be the work of the same type of fan who decided it was a good idea to wreck their city after losing the final game.

Speaking of which, the first sentence has been handed down to a rioter and it was for 17 months. Granted, said rioter had a history that greatly contributed to that sentence so it was abnormal, but point is we should start seeing some more soon.

In the meantime, let's leave this rivalry on the ice. That's more than entertaining and heated enough already.

H/t to Puck Daddy

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Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2012 10:45 pm

Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

One more reason to hate the CAN'TF**KS and their idiotic fans. Maybe instead of painting the side of a church, they can paint the Sedin sister nails for them!!!!!!

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2012 10:43 pm

Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

And Canuck fans continue to ask why we hate them????

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2012 7:31 pm

Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

jus saying there the worse fans not cuz there both from canada jus works out that way canadins fans are by far the worse in the league for class when you boo national anthems and cheer when players get hurt(ie chara) makes you classless when you defame a church your classless theres plenty of examples for both teams i can go on

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2012 7:19 pm

Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

Yankeess44...Ya see, now that was just an ignorant comment. Lumping all canadian fans together. What does a fan of the Canucks have to do with someone who lives on the other coast? Or what does a Canuck idiot fan have to do with, let's say an Oilers fan? Absolutly none!!! Your just as big an idiot for saying that as you are for being a New Yorker I guess right? I mean, you probably think NY is the center of the Universe. Grow up and make arguments or comments on the situation, not what you perceive to be a "Country wide" situation. Would it be safe to assume that because you are from the U.S you are an asshole? Maybe. Maybe not. Not everyone is, but then again maybe I'm wrong and you all are. How's that for ignorant. I guess it's true from what I hear and read from other's on sites like this, with the U.S being shaped like a giant toilet bowl. I guess some of ya are full of shit! That one was from a fellow blogger in the states. How you all must get along. LOL. I can see it now, Yankee fans and Red Sox fan's hugging and singing kumbaya. Turd-burgler.

Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: February 18, 2012 7:19 pm

Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

Just when you thought Montreal won back their title as most offensive fans,
Vancouver comes right back to steal the title...Montreal the ball is in your court!!!

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2012 7:08 pm

Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

This is just plain IGNORANCE!!! Can we expect anything less from those idiots on the West coast? Probably ya. Someone should string these idiots upside down and hang them by the balls! I'm sorry, but if a player can't even go home for the summer to visit his own family without being concerned for their safety then at what point does a Fan become a FANATICAL? Well I guess they are way past that in Vancouver and will be known as the city of LOSERS!!!

Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2012 6:40 pm

Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

So where is the follow-up story about how a bunch of elementary students in Vancouver who showed up and removed the grafitti and made things right???  I guess that isn't news worthy but this gargage is?

Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2012 6:00 pm

Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

What else can you say but disgraceful. They acted like animals in 1994 when they beat the Rangers in game 6, they had a riot last year when they lost, and now this. It doesn't matter how much you dislike a player, even an ass like Lucic, but you have to be an aminal from under a rock to do this. The league would be better off taking the team out of Vancouver, can't win a cup anyway.

Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2012 4:43 pm

Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

Philly fans wouldn't even stoop that low. Typical juvenile northwest grunge behavior. Fans burn stores and cars loot and set fires when their team loses 1994 & 2011. Give me a break. All these fans need to be mushroom slapped.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2012 12:10 pm

Milan Lucic's church in Vancouver vandalized

Do you get it?

Yeah, I do and I guess CBS did too cause its fixed now.

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