What happens at the curling competition stays at the curling competition. At the Red Deer Curling Classic in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, a curling team was thrown out of the competition after their extremely drunken behavior attracted complaints from all around. The team included 2014 curling gold medalist Ryan Fry, who sounds like he got mixed up in some pretty rowdy shenanigans, according to the facility's manager:
More from Thurber: “there was some damage in the locker room and other teams complaining about their stuff being k… https://t.co/Zq8DSW1psq— Devin Heroux (@Devin Heroux) 1542591792.0
The team was comprised of leader Jamie Koe, Fry, Chris Schille, and DJ Kidby. Sadly, they have been banned from future competitions at the Red Deer.
@worldcurltour https://t.co/Qbpx4b5yXg— David Sciacero (@David Sciacero) 1542578898.0
Fry released a statement of apology to the CBC:
"I allowed myself to lose control. I offended people with my actions and I wish nothing more than to apologize to everyone individually. I will be taking proper steps to ensure this problem can never happen again."
More from Ryan Fry “I came to the event to play and enjoy the sport, but a bad lapse in judgement affected the exp… https://t.co/NcLYycyila— Devin Heroux (@Devin Heroux) 1542594960.0
In Canada, curling and beer are a classic pair, so it's not surprising things occasionally get a bit out of hand. Beer is such a well-recognized part of the sport that pictures like this hardly seem out of the ordinary:
Favourite Olympic moment so far: Canadian curler Rachel Homan's husband double-fisting his third and fourth beers w… https://t.co/wCJHaEFmYH— Ben Johnson (@Ben Johnson) 1519006143.0
One Nebraska brewery even released its own Curling-inspired beer!
Aksarben Curling Club & Nebraska Brewing Company Release Sliding Stones Scotch Ale! https://t.co/FRoByezJTB https://t.co/oqFH0tot9f— Strictly Business Magazine (@Strictly Business Magazine) 1510101011.0
Curling fans were more amused than disappointed.
@CNN Lol https://t.co/5EDAEBUY5z— Blacherr (@Blacherr) 1542783901.0
@CNN https://t.co/8MwyuhFwqg— ³⚜️³ (@³⚜️³) 1542783789.0
@CNN https://t.co/jg9qnuEENq— K E E K S (@K E E K S) 1542784856.0
@CNN Wait, that’s not a requirement?— Little Joe (@Little Joe) 1542783996.0
@CBCCanada This might be one of the most Canadian things ever— Ron Mycholuk (@Ron Mycholuk) 1542635555.0
@CBCCanada How do you expect people to curl and NOT be drunk?— VegasScottR (@VegasScottR) 1542613100.0
@SaraCivian @CBCCanada My favorite part is of this story is “extremely drunk” because obviously curlers usually are moderately drunk— Steve Connelly (@Steve Connelly) 1542689408.0
We can't speak for the Red Deer, but it seems the fans have forgiven the drunk curlers for the debaucherous night. Better luck at the next competition!
@CBCAlerts 🎶What do you do with a drunken curler?🎵 https://t.co/M4VxW3h1Fz— 🇫🇷Calumet Dundee🇩🇪 (@🇫🇷Calumet Dundee🇩🇪) 1542725684.0