Russian players felt cheated after their loss to the Americans on Saturday in Olympic group play, basically saying that Jonathan Quick and the U.S. team cheated on a disallowed Russian goal in the third period.
The fans have now taken the protest to the American Embassy.
There's a picket at US embassy in Moscow against Brad Meier, USA - Russia referee pic.twitter.com/ibXe1dcxZF— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) February 17, 2014
A (very) rough translation, via Eronko: "Ref needs specs" ... but more rude than that.
Meier, the official in question here, is an NHL ref from Dayton, Ohio. That's in America. CONSPIRACY!
In all seriousness, Meier made the right call according to IIHF rules. Sorry, Russia. Maybe you should have focused on stopping T.J. Oshie. OH WAIT THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE