Canadian figure skaters Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue have been pulling at nation’s heartstrings throughout the Winter Olympics with their golden performance on the ice.
Moir’s most patriotic moment, however, came from the stands.
With a bevvy in hand, Moir was in attendance for the women’s hockey gold medal game between Canada and the United States yesterday. Thanks to some handy camerawork, those watching from home were treated to what can only be described as the most Canadian scene of the Olympics: Moir, fresh off a winning a gold medal, beer in hand, Canada toque on, chirping the refs about a bad call:
“Are you kidding? Wake up!” he appears to shout while standing among a seated crowd with his arms outstretched. The call in question is an arguably soft penalty against Canadian Sarah Nurse (who recently got a shoutout on Drake’s Instagram story after she scored the game-winning goal in Canada’s 2-1 win over the U.S. in group play). To the dismay of Moir – and all of Canada – the United States would go on to win the gold medal game in a shootout.
But what we lost in gold, we gained in a new Canadian Heritage Moment.