Does anything good happen when the police get involved? Does a raging party suddenly improve when the five-O show up on the scene? Does your trip to the store get a lot better now that you have to go 25 mph, because you see a cop in the rearview mirror and a trip which normally takes you 5 minutes, ends up taking 10 and you really want to just speed and see if you can outrun him but you know if you do that you’d go to jail but the temptation is still there, i mean how sweet would it be if you were on tv, running from the cops, that would give you some street cred? But I digress, as you can see by my above examples, when the police get involved bad things happen. This is especially true in sports. What happens on the field should stay on the field and players (in most cases) should not be punished for what they do on the field/rink/diamond.
If you’re lost, what I’m talking about is the recent news that the Montreal Police are investigating whether a hit Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruin Zdeno Chara did on Montreal Canadiens Forward Max Pacioretty warrants a criminal prosecution. The Montreal Police want to talk to Chara before they decide whether or not they will press charges.
RIDICULOUS. It was a bad hit and he hit him in one of the worst spots on the rink where there center glass between the two benches protrudes out, but it was nothing the police need to deal with. Even the guy who got hit had this to say about the situation on twitter ” I hope Chara is NOT prosecuted. I have moved on from my incident and I hope everyone else can do the same.”Hits happen. It’s hockey, deal with it.
So Montreal Police Department don’t prosecute Chara, or else you may get a rash of people starting police chases on 25 mph residential roads. You’ve been fair warned.