Blackhawks fans displeased as Dierks Bentley hoists Stanley Cup over his head

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Much has been made about country music superstar Dierks Bentley hoisting the Stanley Cup over his head last night at Windy City LakeShake. The Cup and several players, including Duncan Keith, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp, made a surprise visit to the inaugural concert festival at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.

Fans did not take too well to Bentley’s breach of traditional hockey etiquette, which says the right to hoist the Cup over one’s head is reserved for the winning team players. They took to Twitter to express their displeasure.

Bentley also took to Twitter to reply:

Doubtful Bentley meant any disrespect, somaybe we should just chalk this one up to “he just didn’t know ahem, ‘the rules.'” And, per the video below, Bentley (and the players) proceeded to have a grand ol’ time on stage singing “Drunk on a Plane.” No harm. No foul.

The Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith prepares to hand the cup to country music star Dierks Bentley at Windy City LakeShake Friday night. | PHOTO COURTESY KENNY WILLIAMSON

The Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith prepares to hand the cup to country music star Dierks Bentley at Windy City LakeShake Friday night. | PHOTO COURTESY KENNY WILLIAMSON

Windy City LakeShake continues through Sunday at Northerly Island.

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