I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out!

For the life of me I have never understood why such unchecked criminal violence in hockey is not only tolerated, but so flagrantly condoned — even appreciated! Seriously, the most embarrassing aspect of this video isn’t just the despicable behavior of the players so much as the detestably laudatory announcers and the gleeful spectators shown in the stands.

And even if someone could sit down with me and by talking slowly and using small words definitively and irrefutably explain why stopping the game so that opposing players can slug each other repeatedly and with reckless abandon on the ice is a necessary component of that game, I’d thank them for their time and still suggest they take the entire sport and shove it sideways.