Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper loves the Montreal Canadiens


The Canadiens Rene Bourque. (Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens fans are a devoted bunch. For example, after Tuesday night’s game against the New York Rangers, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper took to social media to express his support. Seeing as though the rest of his tweets are exclusively about Canadian politics, taking a moment to express his love for the Habs after their 7-4 victory seems like a pretty big deal.

But that’s not all! For those Canadians who don’t run the country and have a little more time on their hands, tweeting wasn’t enough. Instead, these Habs devotees drove to Canadiens player Rene Bourque’s parents’ house to throw hats on their lawn in celebration of Bourque’s hat trick.

Now, that’s love.

(H/t: Deadspin)

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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