When it comes to the Olympics, the stakes are always high, but never before have they been as high as they were for the United States vs. Canada men’s hockey semifinals today—because the fate of Justin Bieber was on the line!
Yesterday, a billboard popped up in Illinois that featured the 19-year-old pop star alongside players from both the Canadian and US hockey teams—beneath them, it read “Loser keeps Bieber” in bold lettering.
Nothing is higher than the stakes of tomorrow’s game. pic.twitter.com/usqJ9EPTpg— Command Sign (@CommandSign) February 20, 2014
LOL! This is not the first time Americans have tried desperately to rid themselves of the Canadian native.
After he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license on Jan. 23, Americans created an online petition on the White House’s citizen portal, We The People, calling on the deportation of the Biebz.
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,” the petition reads. “We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation’s youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”
Per the official policy of We The People, any petition that receives more than 100,000 signatures within 30 days of its creation will get an official statement from the White House.
The petition reached that goal in less than a week—although the chances of Justin getting deported because of it remain slim.
So, did the US vs. Canada hockey game give the States the break they deserve?
Canada was able to beat the States in a narrow 1-0 victory, earning them a spot in the gold medal game against Sweden, while the US will face off against Finland for bronze.
Still, the patriots over in Illinois aren’t exactly jumping for joy!
Earlier today, Feb. 21, another billboard featuring a bald eagle sporting “Bieber” bling—although the accompanying tweet was not as enthusiastic. Instead of celebrating JB, it asked if Canada would reconsider best 2 out of 3, which we totally support!
C’mon… it’s not Canada ever called “no give-backs” with this kid, right?!
Hey Canada, best 2 out of 3… errr… best 3 out of 5? pic.twitter.com/n7tLp8qyu0— Command Sign (@CommandSign) February 21, 2014