Some fans of this game need to get their head examined
My God, do they not know what the son is accused of? This is no misunderstanding by one of the good loe boys. There are over 20 criminal charges, including sexually assaulting a minor, armed assault, uttering threats and forcible confinement.
I think da Flower should be thrown in jail with his son.
Fans back Lafleur as he turns himself in
Feb 01, 2008 04:30 AM
MONTREAL–Montreal Canadiens fans rallied behind hockey legend Guy Lafleur yesterday as the Hall-of-Famer turned himself over to police amid accusations he gave contradictory testimony at his son's bail hearing last year.
With news of his impending arrest splashed all over the front pages of the city's dailies, Habs fans pledged nothing but support for their embattled hockey hero.
"He's a father and every father will protect his children," Alexandre Beaulieu said, walking past the Bell Centre. "He might have stepped out of line a little bit, but they (the Crown) should have been aware of that, that a father could do that."
Lafleur's son, Mark Lafleur, faces more than 20 criminal charges, including sexually assaulting a minor, armed assault, uttering threats and forcible confinement. The alleged incidents took place between 2004 and 2007.
The elder Lafleur testified in October that his son was respecting a court-ordered curfew while in his parents' custody. But Lafleur later admitted he drove his son to hotels to spend the night with his 16-year-old girlfriend.
Meanwhile, the city's hockey fans expressed disbelief over the accusations and the need for an arrest warrant, issued Wednesday.
Sarah Downer said the warrant was "overkill" because Lafleur would never try to skip town.
"He's not somebody who's about to flee the country," said Downer as she visited the Canadiens boutique at the Bell Centre. He's too high- profile. I think he's been a good guy, a caring father and I think it's a shame."
The Canadian Press
Posted on Feb 1, 2008, 4:26 AM from IP address 220.127.116.11