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Hero Defends Teen From Racist Attack And Receives Standing Ovation At Canucks Game

Racial Attack

Photo: Noor Fadel / Facebook

The man who defended 18-year-old Noor Fadel from a racist attacker was given a hero’s ovation at a recent Canuck’s game.

Jake Taylor defended the teen on the Canada Line when a man began to verbally assault her, yelling and screaming a litany of profanities; he was the only person to intervene during the assault.

Global News spoke with foreign correspondent Muhammad Lila who started on online campaign to give Jake “the best Christmas ever.” He told them that,  “Another person might say, ‘Hey, you know what, you did a great thing — I’m going to buy you lunch.’ The amazing thing about the internet and social media is that it’s not just one person offering to buy him lunch — you’re talking with thousands of people around the world.”

Earlier this month a movement spread online with the hashtag #thankyoujake with thousands of people spreading love for the young man across the globe.

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Hero Defends Teen From Racist Attack

The pair were treated to a hockey game on Saturday, December 23rd against the St.Louis Blues. At a break in play, they were highlighted on the scoreboard. In addition, the announcer said, “We are pleased to welcome a true community hero.” The crowd gave him a standing ovation.

Noor Fadel posted a few photos to her Facebook account that captured the evening. Also, she warmly referred to Jake as her best friend and that she was so happy he could receive the hero’s welcome.

Racial Attack
Photo: Noor Fadel / Facebook
Racial Attack
Photo: Noor Fadel / Facebook
Racial Attack
Photo: Noor Fadel / Facebook

46-year-old Pierre Belzan has been charged with one count of threatening to cause death or bodily harm and one count of assault.

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