VANCOUVER – First the Green Men, now this.
A female Canucks fan flashed her breasts during Vancouver’s 7-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night, and the Internet has been abuzz ever since.
The incident happened late in the third period when San Jose’s Ben Eager—widely seen as the villain of the game—was in the penalty box. The woman, positioned beside the box, lifted her Henrik Sedin Canucks’ jersey and pressed her breasts to the glass.
“Yeah, I saw it,” Eager said in San Jose. “I got a few text messages with the picture after the game too.
“It was an interesting night for sure.”
Victor de Bonis, the Canucks’ chief operating officer, said staff dealt with the situation quickly and efficiently.
“It was an unfortunate incident,” de Bonis said in a statement. “I thought our staff handled the situation really well. The security guard went over right away and asked the lady to leave. She exited the event and we went on with business.”
The incident was captured on CBC’s live Hockey Night in Canada telecast.
“We received a small (very small) number of emails about it,” Jeff Keay, head of media relations for CBC, said in an email.
The scene was not shown on Versus in the U.S., a Versus spokesman told the Toronto Star.
The woman’s face was not shown on Canadian TV, but still photos soon found their way on the Internet.
The flasher managed to upstage the Canucks’ famous Green Men, who sometimes occupy the seats beside the penalty box and have made a name for themselves by tormenting opposing players—albeit fully clothed in lime green body suits.
“It’s tough. A toss-up between the Green Men and that, what’s better,” joked Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo.
The Green Men weren’t at the game, but found themselves trending on Twitter the next morning.
They poked some fun at the flasher on Twitter after the game.
“I know we couldn’t be there but I hope we sent a suitable replacement (or is it replacements?)” they tweeted.
The Green Men explained their absence on Twitter, saying “Tix are a little too pricey and Nashville put us in debt.”
The Canucks headed to San Jose on Thursday, and take a 2-0 series lead into Friday’s Game 3.