Justin Bieber infuriated thousands of Chicago Blackhawks fans earlier this month while taking pictures of the Stanley Cup before a show at the United Center. Bieber stood on the Blackhawks team logo in their locker room, which is a big no-no and a sign of disrespect in the NHL. The general consensus is that the Canadian-born Bieber should have known that.
Over the weekend, a group of outraged Blackhawks fans took revenge into their own hands at the team’s annual fan convention. Chris Wilkerson, Mark Wegener and Josh Kaye came up with the idea of starting a Twitter account called @StandOnBieber and bringing a giant cutout of Bieber’s face to the convention. You can probably guess what’s coming next.
“We don’t appreciate bandwagoners,” the young men who started the trend said in an e-mail to Puck Daddy. “When we saw Justin Bieber not only stand on the logo, but touch the cup as well, we were astonished.
The goal was to take a photo with the three of them standing on Bieber’s face in front of the Stanley Cup, but the team wouldn’t allow it.
“While we were at the convention, however, we were denied the opportunity,” they wrote. “Security immediately said ‘no’ as soon as we unrolled the Biebs. Discouraged for only a second, we gave our nods to the coveted trophy and walked away. Then, a second burst! If we can’t take it in front of the cup, we will take it EVERYWHERE else!”
They even got the Blackhawks’ mascot, Tommy Hawk, to get in on the act:
And my favorite — the Zamboni:
Since the first creative idea we saw in response to Bieber standing on the Blackhawks’ logo turned out to be a hoax, we have to give even more credit to the guys who started @StandOnBieber. In some small way, Chicago fans should feel vindicated.
Photos via @StandOnBieberGoogle+