The celebration and medal presentation for the women’s hockey finals was definitely the cherry on top of an incredible gold medal game that will go down in history, a 3-2 U.S. win over Canada in a shootout. For those who noticed (which was everyone) during the silver medal awards, Canadian player Jocelyne Larocque couldn’t get the second-place medal off of her neck quick enough. It wasn’t around her neck for longer than 1 second before she yanked it off in disgust like a butterfly-collared denim crop-top.
Twitter took to the streets with the wrath of a million Philadelphians:
How disrespectful could you be to take off your olympic medal during the medal ceremony? What the actual fuck @ Canada.
— El Hockey Boy, Matthew "LilCutt" Honeycutt (@ElRojoBlanco28) February 22, 2018
Everyone who ripped that Swedish kid for ditching his silver medal better be giving Jocelyne Larocque hell too.
— Tyson Hinschberger (@hinschcity) February 22, 2018
Jocelyne Larocque took off her silver medal literally as soon as it was placed on her neck pic.twitter.com/m32VdrVueo
— Katie Brown (@katiebhockey) February 22, 2018
— Tim S. AKA BoogeyMan (@TheBoogeyPage) February 22, 2018
Things got a little nasty, as twitter tends to do:
— SICKPINZ (@LungaroPaolo) February 22, 2018
This Canadian even disowned Jocelyn Larocque:
#3 Jocelyne Larocque – so not Canadian
— Lisa Hutton (@LHutton17) February 22, 2018
On the upside, the USA women’s hockey team won gold tonight in a coronary-inducing episode of an overtime shootout that took six shots to finally end. Jocelyne Lamoureux pulled the oki-doke out of her bag of tricks to score the final goal for the Americans, followed up by the brick-wall of a goalie, Maddie Rooney stonewalling Canada’s final chance to re-tie the game.
To say this ending was epic, would be leaving too much on the table. It was the biggest highlight of the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang for Team USA. This was Team USA hockey gold for the first time in 20 years, breaking Canada’s remarkable streak of success in the Olympics.
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) February 22, 2018
As expected, Canada eventually turned to beer-swigging depression, sorry Canada:
Sad but can appreciate a good opponent, you’re alway number one in my heart Canada #CANvsUSA
— Tawny Robinson (@tawny_robinson) February 22, 2018
A little sad I stayed up to watch Canada lose in a shootout, but it was a hell of a game!
— Sandra Wall (@immacrecep) February 22, 2018
It was on 8 channels in Canada. You’re not alone. We sad
— Thomas Westfall ⛳ (@thomas_westfall) February 22, 2018
Sad day for #Canada… also. I stayed up really late for no win..
— Kimberly (@mysoulblazing) February 22, 2018
At least you’ll always have this Canada, enjoy what you can when you can. At least you have Virtue and Moir:
Canada, if you're feeling sad, just remember pic.twitter.com/Q1LPZpN4Sv
— Earpnado (@earpnado) February 22, 2018
Here’s hoping all you Canadians make it through the night safely, please don’t initiate the Northern purge. And remember, it’s only hockey.
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