Monday, December 16, 2013

Milan Lucic says that he's done defending Vancouver

Milan Lucic
Milan Lucic (Photo by Getty)
By now you've most likely seen the video that's on the internet where Milan Lucic was assaulted by a stranger in a Vancouver nightclub. Lucic is now taking legal action for the attack and had some words of disappointment about his hometown Vancouver.

"I was part of an unprovoked attack on Saturday night where I was punched in the face on two separate occasions," said Lucic, who explained that he did not know his attacker. "There was no reason for him to punch me. From this point forward we’re exploring this in a legal manner. That's as much as I can say about it right now.
"It sucks to be in that situation, but you’ve got to take ownership of it and that it happened because you were in that situation. We came off a good road trip, and wanted to go out and blow off some steam... have a little fun. Unfortunately it ended the way it did, and hopefully it’s not a distraction to the team any further after today."


"That's one of the worst parts... that it's in my hometown," Lucic said. "Going back to the spray painting of the church and my grandparents, parents and family getting harassed during the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011, and now it's escalated to the point where I get attacked for minding my own business.

"I have no reason left to try and defend my city, and the people of my city. I'm done trying to defend the city I'm from. I'm disgusted and outraged that it had to come to that. Other than being at Rogers Arena, no one will ever see me in downtown Vancouver ever again."

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