What are the chances of ever seeing something like this on American television? I would say nearly impossible in most places at this point with states battling back and forth on even allowing gay marriages and rights.
What would happen if it happened in front of tens of thousands of American sports fans live? Well, maybe it would pass at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, but no place else that I can think of.
It was just another Saturday night at Scotiabank Place in Toronto, when Alicia, a devoted Toronto Maple Leafs fan, arrived on the ice during the second intermission wearing a blindfold.
In a 'what the puck' moment Alicia looked up at the video scoreboard, and there contained a romantic message from her girlfriend Christina, an Ottawa Senators fan.
Normally being on the ice would cause friction between two fans of opposing teams, gay or not, but they immediately embraced and the crowd knew what was going to happen next.
Christina dropped to one knee and slid the engagement ring on Alicia's finger. After they shared a kiss the Senators mascot "Spartacat" proudly raised a sign that read: "She said yes!"
Same sex marriage was legalized in 2005 in Canada and in a fleeting memory I remember going to a Lesbian wedding the same year, and oddly enough a hockey game broke out in the backyard.
Personally, I feel it should not be news anytime a gay person does something that everyone else might consider normal, but seriously- admitting you are a Maple Leafs fan in public like that? That's a whole "goalie net" of wrong!
Who knows- maybe Alicia and Christina will have a child and it will end up a *Habs fan! Now there is another scary thought!
Linda Seccaspina 2012
Thanks to Enemy of the State for emailing me this.