Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/1/13
Apparently, there are some folks in Brantford, Ontario, who aren’t too fond of The Great One. A statue unveiled Sunday in Wayne Gretzky‘s honor was vandalized with blue spray paint just one day later. Brantford is Gretzky’s hometown, and the Hall of Famer was on hand Sunday for the grand opening of the new Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. The ceremony included the presentation of a pair of monuments dedicated to Brantford’s greatest son — one of Gretzky holding the Stanley Cup in an Oilers uniform and another of him as a boy standing beside his parents. Check out both the unveiling and the cleanup in the photos below. The family statue outside the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. For those wondering, he's in an Edmonton jersey. http://t.co/9DgPP3RCKm— Lee Boyadjian (@LeeBoyadjian) September 29, 2013 The new Wayne Gretzky statue was vandalized with blue paint. #Brantford #Gretzky thesputnik.ca/vandals-deface… http://t.co/c0guzQvt6R— The Sputnik (@Sputnik_News) October 01, 2013 Wayne Gretzky statutes in Brantford were spray painted by vandals overnight. Story at 6 with @vidman @CTVKitchener http://t.co/fd7VgI4Edy— David Imrie (@DavidImrieCTV) October 01, 2013 Filed under: Headlines, NESN Staff, NHL, Offbeat
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