This actually happened and can be corroborated.
Early Saturday afternoon. Two guys speed-walking through the parking lot at Lansdowne Park, where as per usual more people are trickling in for a trade show at Aberdeen Pavilion than an OUA football game at Frank Clair Stadium (official attendance was a pathetic 1,116 for the Windsor Lancers at the Ottawa Gee-Gees). As they walk, someone calls out, "Hey, what's with the Sweden shirt?" referring to one man's choice to wearing the bright gold Tre Kronor jersey to layer up against the fall chill.
What he said: "Bought it at the World Juniors, plus I have Swedish heritage."
What he could have said: "It's nice to wear a national team jersey that actually matches the country's flag." Who knew at the time Canada was preparing to wear a green jersey at the world juniors?