Vancouver Riot: Top Tweets Imploring Canadians to Behave

Colin Ward-HenningerContributor IJune 16, 2011

Vancouver Riot: Top Tweets Imploring Canadians to Behave

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    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15:  Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.  (Photo by Rich Lam/G
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    Let me start off by saying that in no way, shape, or form am I condoning or making light of what happened in Vancouver last night.

    That being said, if there's one thing Twitter is good for, it's finding humor in even the most heinous of actions.

    I've never really understood rioters, but then again, who does? Actually, these people might have a good idea of what's going through the rioters' heads.

    As much as we hate sports riots and hope for the day that a victory or loss isn't followed up by massive destruction of city property, chances are that's not going to happen for a long time.

    Well at least a few good things came out of the Vancouver Stanley Cup riots: here are the top tweets imploring Canadians to behave.

7. Bieber Fever

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    "Dear Vancouver, it's just a game! No need to get crazy! You still have free healthcare, fresh air, and Justin Beiber!" - @CheyneThomas

6. A Nod to Kanye

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    "Dear Vancouver, I'm happy fa you n Imma let you finish, but LA HAD THE BEST RIOTS OF ALL TIME!" - @KJCollard

    In case you're confused, this tweet is an allusion to the great Kanye West.

5. Missing the Grizz

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    30 Jan 1999: Bryant Reeves #50 of the Vancover Grizzlies runs down the court during the game against the Seattle Supersonics at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The Sonics defeated the Grizzlies 80-68. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr.  /Allsport
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    "Dear Vancouver: Stop destroying your city because you miss Bryant Reeves. He's retired. He's not coming back" - @InsideHoops

4. Self-Deprecation

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    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15:  Riot police stand in front of two burning police cars as people look on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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    "Dear Vancouver, if Boston rioted every time they lost a championship, the city would be smoldering rubble all the time. MAN UP." - @gezelliggirl

3. There Are Worse Things

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    ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 16:  Chad Kroeger of the group Nickelback relaxes during the game between the Atlanta Thrashers and the New York Islanders at Philips Arena on March 16, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Thrashers defeated the Islanders 4-2.  (Photo by Sco
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    "Dear Vancouver: Don't riot because the Stanley Cup Champions aren't Canadians. Riot because Nickelback are Canadians." - @LouBrutus

2. Irony

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    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15:  A person with a Candanian flag walks in front of a burning vehicle on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.  (
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    "Dear Vancouver: You wouldn't be so upset if you realized most of the Boston Bruins are actually Canadians." - @LouBrutus

1. Questioning Fanhood

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    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15:  A person walks in front of a burning vehicle on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Im
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    "Dear Vancouver, you're not supposed to set fire to the bandwagon after you jump off of it." -@cprincipe