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COMMENTARY | The red sea of fans in sold out seats at the Madhouse on Madison, formerly known as the United Center, are known to intimidate the opposing team with their boisterous chants and taunts in unison game in and game out. The visitors have come to expect this from an incredibly loyal fan base that has been rewarded with two Stanley Cups in four seasons.

However, Wednesday night Winnipeg Jets defenseman Adam Pardy fell victim to two classless fans who likely chose to take their midlife crisis out on him. The Blackhawks were up 4-1 with 6:27 left in the third period when Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig unloaded a big hit on Pardy, sending him through the glass.

The male fan took Hardy's helmet and put it on his head. The female fan, who seemed to be with the male, poured her whole beer on Pardy's head as he was half stuck in the stands for a few moments.

Pardy was a good sport as he sought no retaliation against the two disgraceful, over-inebriated fans. The Chicago Tribune's Chris Kuc reported that Pardy told reporters, "I definitely smelled a little booze for about six minutes."

The two are deserving being shunned by Chicago reporters all over television and social media as they are a disgrace to hockey fans everywhere. Also, they in no way represent the typical Chicago Blackhawks fan.

The Chicago Sun Times' Mark Lazerus via Twitter, " I guess if you can afford 100-level seats, you can afford enough $10 beers to make you stupid enough to rip a guy's helmet off." We could all understand if something like this happened in Vancouver, but not Chicago.

Scott King lives in Chicago, covered the 2013 Stanley Cup Final for Chicago Now, and regularly covers the Chicago Blackhawks for the Chicago Tribune's RedEye newspaper and website. @ScottKingMedia on Twitter, Blackhawks Crazy on Facebook.

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