Why are we all so surprised at the inevitable lawlessness in Vancouver last Wednesday night?
Hockey culture demands we glorify violence in this so-called sport. Blatant legalized violence and rage portrayed by professional hockey players desensitizes a culture to brute violence.
If a man punches someone in the face in the street they can be arrested, jailed and have a criminal record for life. But, before millions of adoring Canuck fans, players assault the opposing team and vice versa and they are worshipped? Bizarre.
As we continue to desensitize our kids and promote violence through hockey, B.C. will reap what it sows.