Lots of fans did excuse it, and you know it. I read the rider forums as well. Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining please.
Maybe not zbest, but it's hard to believe he's feeling any remorse when he's using his energy to urge people to send proven lies about the Lions (the old man getting beaned) to the head office, trying to get our players suspened, rather than trying to come up with a solution to keep visiting players safe at your stadium.
I find the whole arguement ridiculous anyway. It's like if you beat the crap out of a cop then cry brutality when he finally has enough and cracks you over the head with his stick. Sure players should act professionally, but you can't blame anyone for reacting considering the circumstances.
That's if any can throwing by the BC players actualy happened. There is zero proof of that other than heresay, and film of rider fans pelting our players with cans. I'm pretty sure that's all made up, just like the old man. Jim Hopson was right there, and he doesn't say anything about BC players throwing cans.