Wed Oct 22 11:18am EDT
We're not sure what our friend JP was searching for when he came across this story, but full credit goes to the Japers' Rink maven for finding it. It's our favorite kind of story: hockey, sex and so unbelievably outrageous that we don't even have to dress it up with snark. Because we don't have the words. From The Local:
Supporters of the Stockholm-based AIK ice hockey team scored an unusual hat trick of heckling on Tuesday night featuring dildos, profane banners, and a giant inflatable penis.
The taunts were directed at Jan Huokko, a stocky defenceman with the Leksand hockey club in Sweden's second-tier professional hockey league, and a former player with AIK.
Ahead of Tuesday's match against Leksand, the website for AIK's unofficial supporter group had instructed fans to bring dildos to the match to remind Huokko of the sex scandal which plagued him earlier in the year, according to the Expressen newspaper.
As The Local reports, the whole situation stems from a cell phone sex video that hit the Web over the summer after it was "stolen" and/or "lost." Fans had already littered the rink with "dozens of dildos" before the game, causing a slight delay.
Perhaps the greatest part of this story:
Lars G. Karlsson, an official from Sweden's ice hockey association, called the sex-toy storm "a non-issue."
OK, we take it back: The greatest part was all the dildos on the ice. On his best day, Sean Avery couldn't elicit this level of public protest and sexual expression.
With Leather has one of the first, of many we're sure, reactions to this story. And a tip to JP for the find. Not the hat ... just the tip.
UPDATE: Dear god, there's video. Obviously, this has some NSFW images, including the around the 4:45 mark in which a giant penis makes an appearance. But overall it's just sort of slice of life and atmospheric. H/T to The Pensblog.