Steve Nash to Vancouver Following Stanley Cup Loss: "Please Stop Burning S**T"

Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash isn't the prime minister of Canada (yet), but he still did his part to get hooligans to stop trashing a Canadian city following the Vancouver Canucks' game-seven loss in the Stanley Cup Finals last night.

The Canucks were crushed by the Boston Bruins 4-0 to conclude a great series. Following the game, fans took a page out of the book of Boston sports fans and rioted.

The difference, however, is Canuck fans rioted when they lost. Bostonians just riot -- even when they win.

Nash, originally from nearby Victoria, Canada, took to Twitter last night to get his Canadian brethren to calm down.

"Vancouver, please top burning shit. We're a great city and have a lot of class. Our team is great and our championship will come. Soon," Nash "tweeted" last night, imploring his countrymen to cool it.

He went on to "tweet" that Canadians were "being embarrassed by a relative few."

The financial damage to the city is still being calculated, and police have not released the number of arrests or injuries.

There were no reports of fatalities, though one man was seriously injured when he fell off a bridge, according to Reuters.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
James King
Contact: James King