Habs owner sends Jets fan a new jersey after suspected Montreal attack after Game 4 – –

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Habs owner sends Jets fan a new jersey after suspected Montreal attack after Game 4 – –


MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens arrive with an assist for a Winnipeg Jets fan who says he was beaten and his jersey stolen as he returned home after Game 4 at the Bell Center Monday evening.

Alex Wojakowski told CTV News that a group of men harassed him for wearing a Jets jersey in downtown Montreal around 11:30 p.m., then punched him several times before running away to foot with his sweater.

Montreal Police have confirmed receiving a 911 call about the incident and are reviewing CCTV footage from the scene as the investigation continues. No arrests were made.

In an email to CTV, the team said owner Geoff Molson was “concerned” about the event and wanted to do something to help it. Molson spoke to Wojakowski Thursday morning and offered to send him a new Jets jersey and a Candiens cap for support.

Wojakowski, 23, called this a “very classy move” from Molson and the team.

“It was pretty wild,” he said in an interview on Thursday. “It’s very nice to see that you know people who own sports teams, they really care about the people who come to watch the games whether they are fans of their team or not.

He behaved like an ordinary, ordinary guy. “

Alex Wojakowski says he was punched and his Winnipeg Jets jersey stolen as he returned home from the Canadiens game on Monday, June 7, 2021 (Photo submitted)

Reactions from people on Facebook range from “This is horrible! I’m ashamed that the people of Montreal do that ”to“ Unfortunately, that doesn’t surprise me ”.

Wojakowski, said he was overwhelmed by offers of support not only from the team, but also from random members of the public who offered to help. Several people emailed CTV after reading what had happened and offered to buy him a new jersey.

“It’s very, very sweet and I really appreciate it, but I don’t want to accept your hard earned money or anything to help get a new jersey,” he said.

“It’s very, very sweet, but to the people who gave me a jersey, I just want you to know that I really appreciate it, but it’s your jersey and I don’t want to take your jersey away from you. “

In another development on Thursday, it appears the stolen jersey was spotted early in the morning after the game, hanging from a trash can.

Wayne Vernet told CTV he was walking with his friends late at night after the game and came across a ripped and “probably burned” Jets jersey in the trash can near the intersection of St. Catherine and Stanley around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.

He held up the jersey and took a picture of it jokingly, not knowing how he got there.

“I was just showing that’s what’s left of the jersey, basically,” he told CTV. “I’m disappointed with the reaction from some of our fans, but I’ve been through it. I once went to a game in Ottawa for a playoff game and got kicked in the leg, pushed in the back with my friends and someone spilled beer on us. “

He sympathizes with Wojakowski and would have liked to be there to help him on Monday evening.

“If I was there I would have stopped this for sure,” he said.

“I would have tried to prevent him from getting his jersey ripped, ripped and burned. ”

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