Puck that, Putin.

Kirjoittaja on New Yorkissa varttunut ja Helsingissä naisistunut copywriter.

Dear Lissu,

Congratulations on the Finns snatching gold from Sweden. I know how much it means to you guys. Personally, I hate hockey.  Too violent for my taste. You know the old joke about ”I went to a fight, and a hockey game broke out”.  But I certainly enjoyed the article you sent.  I loved that the Swedes ”booked their celebrations” in advance.  And I’m not sure, but I think I even saw one of the Swedish players crying when the game was over? Maybe he just had something in his eye.

I was also intrigued by Rasmus Ristolainen, who ”jinked” his way through the Swedish defense.  I wonder if Mr. Putin will allow jinking at Sochi.  I’m sure he won’t allow twerking unless, of course, it’s done by a straight person.  Personally, I think his stance on gay people is criminal.  Maybe if he took the time and trouble to get to know some, he would find, as most of us have, that gay people are simply people – most of them really good, and many of them really talented. Like Tchaikovsky, Nureyev and Dolce & Gabbana.  Oh… wait a second…