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Gretzky statues vandalized

A statue of former NHL hockey player Wayne Gretzky and his parents Walter and Phyllis stands in front of the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
A statue of Wayne Gretzky and his parents was one of two vandalized.
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Apparently, there are some folks in Brantford, Ontario, who aren’t too fond of The Great One.

Two statues unveiled Sunday in Wayne Gretzky‘s honor were vandalized with blue spray paint just one day later. Brantford is Gretzky’s hometown, and the Hall of Famer was on hand Sunday for the grand opening of the new Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

The ceremony included the presentation of a pair of monuments dedicated to Brantford’s greatest son — one of Gretzky holding the Stanley Cup in an Oilers uniform and another of him as a boy standing beside his parents.

Police say they are studying a video sent to them of Monday's overnight vandalism. Brantford Mayor Chris Friel calls the vandalism ''disgraceful'' and a ''crime against the community.''

Check out both the unveiling and the cleanup in the photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

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