Downtown Vancouver has the look of a war zone after disappointed Canucks fans watched their team lose game seven of the Stanley Cup finals, 4-0 to the Boston Bruins. More than 100,000 fans packed the downtown area hoping to celebrate the city's first Stanley Cup Championship, instead chaos erupted. Canucks fans swarmed the area around Rogers Arena and began to get violent, breaking windows of nearby office buildings, overturning and destroying cars and setting a number of fires. Vancouver Riot Police were no hand to disperse the crowd.
CKWX Radio reporter Lara Fominoff in Vancouver was in the middle of it:
Some fans - like this one - were embarassed by what their fellow Canucks fans were doing. Listen to what he had to say, HERE:
Some fans caught up in the violence couldn't believe it was happening... like this male witness in downtown Vancouver - who had a few things to say. Listen to him, HERE:
A similar incident occurred in 1994, when the Canucks lost to the New York Rangers, also, in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Listen here to flash bang grenades being set off by Vancouver Riot Police:
Listen here to police sirens in downtown Vancouver:
Listen here to the sounds of Vancouver fans destroying a car:
...Meanwhile, the city of Boston is celebrating again... as the Bruins hoise the Stanley Cup for the first time in 39 years.
FOX News Radio's Sal Giangrasso reports:
Listen here to what an overjoyed Bruins fan had to say:
The city of Boston has now earned every major sports title over the last 7 years.