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Ottawa fans give Kessel, Phaneuf the urinal treatment

Jan 30, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT

One of the truest time-honored dishonors in hockey seems to be the “urinal treatment.” This practice happens when an industrious fan immortalizes a particularly disliked member of an opposing team by fastening some sort of identifier – sometimes a photo or maybe a playing card – to a urinal or toilet.

Ottawa fans weren’t shy about booing members of the Toronto Maple Leafs during All-Star weekend, but the most amusing bit of trolling probably came in the “urinal treatment” Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf received. (No word on if Joffrey Lupul received the same “tribute.”)

Connor Rose passes along the story, which includes the following photographic evidence from Stephen Smith of the SensTown blog.

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So I must ask: if you were Phaneuf or Kessel, would you be oddly flattered by these golden tributes? Ottawa fans not liking them is evidence that they’re doing their jobs, after all.

  1. sheckyrimshot - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    pee on dion!!

    • barkar942 - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

      Hartnell probably put the Phaneuf picture there. After all, he did tell Dion to Suck it!

    • skypilot5973 - Jan 31, 2012 at 8:41 PM

      That just shows how bush league Ottawa fans are.

  2. seaner44 - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Just evidence of how classy and smart Ottawa fans are.

  3. nhlbruins90 - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    So they get a thrill out of flashing theirs wee-wees to Kessel’s face, looking up longingly at their crotch? I think some of the straight guys need to explain this to me, cuz I don’t get it.

  4. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 31, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    If you play for the Leafs then, like you said, it’s your job to be hated by the so-called hockey fans in Ottawa.

  5. goforthanddie - Jan 31, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    As far as traditions go, I prefer the octopus thing.

  6. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 31, 2012 at 6:39 AM

    The pens piss on everyone in the nhl

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