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Leafs fans arrested for throwing jerseys on ice

It's a dark time to be a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Not only has the team lost its last five games, but during that span the players have scored a grand total of two goals. Yes, tensions are high in Leaf land, as players snap at reporters and fans show their displeasure with the team either through near complete silence during game action or by tossing jerseys on the ice to shame the team for its lacklustre performances.

A new low, however, is that last night's jersey-throwers were reportedly charged with public mischief after being tossed from the arena. In what seems like an overreaction, reports indicate that two of three people who tossed jerseys onto the ice were charged by police at the conclusion of the game.

Tossing objects of any kind onto the ice at a sporting event is a dumb thing to do, but it's rare to hear of someone getting charged for such an act. Normally, an ejection from the premises is deemed an appropriate punishment.

What do you think? Is jersey-tossing an offense worthy of criminal punishment?

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