Remember the sledge hockey brawl from a few days ago? Well, a lot of you were begging for video of the fracas, and now you got it. To recap: A sledge hockey game (which is played by people who have lost the use of their legs) between the U.S. and Canada turned ugly in the final seconds when an American player crashed into the Canadian goalie in the final seconds of Canada’s 2-1 win. In his defense, though, he’s on a sled. Would you be able to stop that thing on a dime?
The Canucks didn’t take kindly to the whole thing, and a line brawl erupted. And while the brouhaha itself was entertaining enough, there’s nothing like watching three hockey officials bending over to try and break up a fight that’s occuring two feet off the ground.
Video after the jump. The whole thing is Eric Cartman approved.
Thanks to PUCK DADDY again for pointing us in the right direction:
I certainly don’t want to poke any fun at these guys, because they’re tougher than me and there’s nothing funny about these guys losing the use of their legs for one reason or another. But c’mon, have you seen a more hilarious hockey fight in your life?
It doesn’t really get good until the 0:51 mark, when #18 for Canada ratchets things up by starting to whale on America’s #19. But then just as things might have been settling down, #9 for the U.S. comes flying in out of nowhere at the 1:08 with a quality cheap shot.
The thing that makes me laugh every time for some reason is the one linesman pushing #12 off the ice at the 1:16 mark like he’s a shopping cart.
The most inexplicable part of the video is why the YouTuber decided that of all songs ever written, that the appropriate soundtrack to this footage was U2’s “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me.” (Or was that playing over the arena’s PA system?)
I still haven’t decided if I’m supposed to feel guilty about watching this 27 times in a row.