You knew this was coming. The Chicago Blackhawks‘ Patrick Kane inspired stories that made the sports blog rounds twice within the past year. The first time was in August when he drunkenly assaulted a cab driver over 20 cents, the second occurred in January when he appeared shirtless in a limo with very mediocre looking women during the Hawks visit to Vancouver. So you knew a return to B.C. for the playoffs would elicit something along the satirical lines, right?
More after the jump.
From Puck Daddy
Now, as the action in the Blackhawks’ series against the Vancouver Canucks moves to Game 3 in B.C., Kane’s infamous “20-Cent beating case” is literally front-page news for Vancouver 24 Hours — in a gleefully satirical way.
From the Guts McTavish humor column today:
Vancouver’s taxicab community needs your support.
With the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane coming to town for Games 3 and 4 of the Canucks-Blackhawks series, cabbies in the Lower Mainland are banding together and ensuring they have the proper change ready — two dimes, in particular — just in case it’s needed.
Kane and his cousin were charged with beating up a taxi driver in Buffalo in an August 2009 incident after the cabbie allegedly was unable to provide 20 cents in change for the $15 paid by Kane.
It’s up to us as a society to band together and keep our beaded-seat-sitting brothers and sisters safe. If you pull up next to a cab driver at a light this week, show them your solidarity by giving them a different finger for a change. A thumbs up.
The digital version of the issue can be viewed here in a .PDF. Our only question: LimoGate happens in Vancouver and not a word about it? Afraid of offending the local talent or something?
Speaking of that “local talent” here’s that picture from the Vancouver limo again, for those that missed it the first time.