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Russians blame loss to Team USA on ref, protest at American embassy

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Fans protest hockey referee Brad Meier outside the U.S. embassy in Russia. (Voroshirin Dmitriy, Young Guards/AP)

By Allan Muir

For all their differences, hockey fans around the world share one core belief: the officials are out to get their team.

That usually leads to catcalls at the rink and disparaging remarks online, but a Russian protest of referee Brad Meier took that sense of persecution to a whole new level.

Russian hockey journalist Igor Eronko tweeted a photo this morning of an anti-Meier protest sign being held up by picketers at the American Embassy in Moscow. Eronko said that the message roughly translated as Meier needs glasses, “but more rude.” Read More…

  • Published On Feb 17, 2014