Delta Boots Entire Russian Hockey Team Off Plane

They were still celebrating a world championship
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Jan 6, 2011 11:16 AM CST
Promoted on Newser Jan 6, 2011 12:08 PM CST
Russia celebrates its 5-3 win over Canada during the gold-medal game of the World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

(User Submitted) – Winning a world championship is bound to make a team pretty ecstatic, and coming back from a three-goal deficit is only going to take that happiness to a whole new level. After doing just that last night in the IIHF World Junior Hockey championships in Buffalo to beat Canada for the gold medal, the Russian team had cause for major celebration. So much so that this morning they were kicked off their initial return flight home, headed to Atlanta, reports the Buffalo News.

Shortly after boarding the plane, airline staff decided to remove all 30 team members for "unruly behavior" to "ensure safe operation of the flight," said a spokesperson. The team will be rebooked, presumably when it's done celebrating. The Russians had trailed 3-0 before scoring five unanswered goals in the third period, devastating Canucks everywhere.

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