If you haven’t heard, or just don’t follow the Winter Olympics, Canada won the hockey match against the United States last night and had a pretty raucous celebratory party to commemorate their epic win.
The girls were filmed on the ice after the match smoking cigars and swilling beer, not because they were celebrating their win, but because they’re unladylike … according to many critics. Even the IOC, or International Olympic Committee, is taking a disciplinary hand in what went down last evening. They’re currently investigating last night’s actions and will decide if the female players of the Canadian hockey team will be chastised for their behavior. The IOC states that their behavior was not what they expected from an Olympic team and naturally, the women’s hockey team released the expected subsequent statement:
“The members of Team Canada apologize if their on-ice celebrations, after fans had left the building, have offended anyone. In the excitement of the moment, the celebration left the confines of our dressing room and shouldn’t have. The team regrets that its gold medal celebration may have caused the IOC or COC any embarrassment.”
I don’t know, guys. Maybe it’s just me, but personally? I think their celebration was — and pardon my expression — fucking awesome. I mean, it’s understandable that athletes of this caliber are, yes, held to a certain standard but my main question aside from ethics is this: would such a stink be raised if it were a “traditional” men’s team doing this type of celebrating on ice?
I’m thinking … probably not.