Canucks fans had plenty to say about Virtanen's visit to a Vancouver nightclub

Jul 2 2020, 6:49 pm

Without free agent signings to criticize, Canucks fans had something else to debate on July 1 this year.

A video of Jake Virtanen enjoying a night out at Celebrities Nightclub in Vancouver circulated on Wednesday (it has since been deleted), and it wasn’t long before his name was trending on Twitter.

Nightclubs are open? Is this irresponsible? Isn’t he supposed to be in the bubble?

And, what about that hat?!

Let’s start with the hat, which was the only thing everyone agreed on. It was glorious.

Virtanen and his buddies were wearing #WorstCrewEver hats, which is a shot at Brendan Leipsic, who blasted Virtanen in a leaked Instagram chat, which ended up costing Leipsic his job with the Washington Capitals.

Virtanen, it should be pointed out, was well within his rights to visit Celebrities. So unlike when he filmed himself while driving, he wasn’t breaking any laws. The nightclub is open legally, following many strict guidelines to promote physical distancing.

Some of the new rules for the club include the following:

  • attendance is reservation only (no walk ins)
  • maximum of six people per booking
  • guests stationed at assigned tables, no mingling
  • sanitize hands upon entry

So, this wasn’t exactly a night out like it used to be.

The 23-year-old is also not in any sort of quarantine at the moment, as he stayed in BC during the break. Virtanen also hasn’t joined his teammates at Rogers Arena for Phase 2 of the NHL’s return to play plan, which is voluntary.

And yet, the optics don’t look great.

Daily Hive can confirm that the video has been addressed internally, between the Canucks and Virtanen. Virtanen will also be tested before he rejoins the team for training.

Anyways, here’s a recap of what Canada Day was like for Canucks fans on Twitter:

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