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Angry Vancouver Fan, also known as “Angry Asian Rioter”, is a series of image macros and exploitable photoshops featuring a student named Jason Li wearing a Vancouver Canucks shirt while wielding a hockey stick in front of the smashed windows of a BMO Financial Group building. (See also: Vancouver Riot Kiss)
On June 15th, 2011 the 7th game of the 2011 Stanley Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks was held in Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. Boston beat Vancouver 4-0, giving Boston the series win at 4-3. Shortly before the ending of the 7th game, angry Vancouver fans created riots in the streets. For more background information about the riots, read KYMdb – 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot.
On June 16th, Twitter user @AndersKravis tweeted the original photo of the angry rioter:
@AndersKravis denies being the original photographer, however.
The image spread through websites like 4chan and Canvas on June 16th. The same day, the blog DeliciousJuice identified the rioter as Jason Li, a student at McRoberts Secondary school in Richmond, BC, and claimed that he had been arrested and expelled from school. A Facebook page called “Vancouver Riot Pics: Post Your Photos” was created to out the fans participating in the riot.
An image was posted to Memebase on June 18th.
Search queries for related to “jason li vancouver” picked up immediately after he was identified on June 16th, 2011.
publicshamingeternus – Jason Li From Possible Hero To Arrested Zero At Vancouver Riots / 6/17/2011