First off, they are wearing Canucks gear. You don't spend 200 bucks on a jersey without being a fan.
Secondly, why do they have to be black???
Firstly, let me rephrase that then to fit your post as the point went skyrocketing over your head:
Anyhow, I can hardly call these people that busted up all of this stuff "Canucks fans" anymore than I can call any black person in Detroit who robs a liquor store wearing a Red Wings jersey a "Red Wings fan".
Secondly, because it's a stereotype, and emphasized to make a point about nonsensical stereotypes. Defeats the purpose of making the point about stereotypes if I stereotype something that would not be stereotyped concerning Detroit, would it?
About the jersey, maybe they were given it? Does how they got the jersey depict whether or not they represent Canucks fans enough to give them a label accordingly? Obviously not. This is not a common occurrence amongst Canuck fans in the Vancouver region.
Thirdly, the rioting had little at all to do with the Canucks, beyond a few perhaps burning Bruins memorabilia. The fans from the game largely went home and either slept or got s***faced or whatever they did. Most of the rioters were already outside and intended to do what they did regardless of the game. I knew this would happen, win or loss, given the expected crowd. To reiterate, the G* events are another situation where one could point out ahead of time there would be riots. This does not depict Canuck fans, this depicts morons from the Vancouver region.
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