VANCOUVER, BC – FEBRUARY 19: The Olympic rings and Canada Place are seen in front of downtown Vancouver during the early morning on day 8 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 19, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Columnist Dejan Kovacevic ruffled some feathers on Friday, after claiming the 2010 Vancouver Olympics were “by far” the worst organized and most dangerous Olympics he’s covered.

Canadian TSN broadcasters weren’t thrilled with his claims. Ray Ferraro responded to Kovacevic, saying he was baffled by the tweet.

James Duthie was equally perplexed.

Even Bob McKenzie, who’s currently enjoying Summer vacation, chimed in, joking Tim Horton’s lineups were the culprit for the chaos.

Ferraro and Kovacevic tweeted back and forth, with Ferraro wondering if Kovacevic was mixing up the 2010 Olympic Games with the 2011 Stanley Cup riot.

The dangers Kovacevic is referring to is a group of protesters (mostly peaceful) who rioted smashing some storefront windows and damaging cars.

Duthie pointed out the protests were mostly peaceful and that the damage done was contained and caused  by a small group of individuals.

Kovacevic told Duthie if he sees 200 masked protesters smashing windows, he’ll report it.

Duthie dropped the hammer responding while the Games weren’t perfect, there weren’t riots and Kovacevic’s claims were idiotic trolling.

The claims the Vancouver games were the most dangerous games Kovacevic covered are a bit absurd. Yes, there were protests and windows were broken, but nothing happened on the scale of Sochi. Are the protests worse than the  dangerous course conditions in Sochi which left many athletes injured? Or the reported hundreds killed constructing the stadiums?

Kovacevic isn’t wrong saying there was some danger in Vancouver, but it was on a small scale.  Clearly, it wasn’t the most dangerous games he covered – at least to everybody else.

*full disclosure I freelanced at TSN Radio in the past*

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