Wayne Gretzky statue in his hometown vandalized a day after unveiling

No, this is not a statue of Wayne Gretzky, this is the actual Wayne Gretzky.
(Gerry Broome / Associated Press)

Brantford, Canada, the hometown of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, unveiled a statue of the Great One on Sunday outside the Wayne Gretzky Sports Center.

The next day, vandals besmirched the statue, spray-painting it.

The statue depicts Gretzky hoisting the Stanley Cup over his head. The vandals painted Gretzky’s face and jersey blue.


City workers cleaned the statue Tuesday morning.

Obvious solution to prevent this from happening again: Put up a statue of Marty McSorley to keep an eye on the Gretzky statue.


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