...A couple staying at the Adam's Mark Hotel told Channel 2, that when they arrived just before 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning, team members were in the lobby of the hotel drinking "Canadian" beer. They also say they saw an empty case of beer inside an elevator. The guests also say members of the Russian team were clearly intoxicated, but polite and not behaving in a disorderly manner.
Buffalo Police say they received no reports regarding the post-game celebrations being out of control...
..."Michelle Boryszewski of North Tonawanda was headed to Atlanta on the same flight but says the team was well-behaved, polite and appeared "exhausted". Boryszewski says Russian players were seated on board 10 minutes, many of them with neck pillows already in place, before a security guard boarded the aircraft and told team coaches the team needed to get off the flight. Witnesses say while the team was bewildered at why they were being kicked off, members grabbed bags and got off the plane without any issue. Boryszewski says she, along with many other passengers, were confused as to why the players were kicked off and at no time felt unsafe with them aboard."
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And a friend of mine was at the airport when they got on the plane, she had mentioned they were chanting we are the champions having a good time. they all seemed slightly intoxicated, yet not out of control. seems to be the same story, seeing they dont cite an incident that occurred on the plane, just the fact they were drunk.
This is ridiculous, I was very upset to see this in the paper. I am a professional, 22 year old financial manager, and I know that in Russia the legal drinking age is 18. I'm from Italy, where you can be 16 in some parts, and 18 in others. Coming back from vacations, I would drink here, and yes at times become inebriated. Let them have there fun. Find something better to put on the front page of the news for gods sake.
...Кстати, это подтвердил и один из героев финала Никита Двуреченский. Именно он забил последнюю пятую шайбу в ворота канадцев: "Что писали и говорили - полный бред. Некоторые из нас даже начали засыпать в самолете. Может, кто и выкрикнул что- нибудь вроде "Мы - чемпионы", но ничего, выходящего за рамки, мы не делали. Пусть все это останется на совести тех, кто снял нас с рейса".