(WXYZ) - Actor Rainn Wilson has touched off a minor firestorm on Twitter over a tweet he posted on the reaction of some Vancouver Canucks fans to their team's loss in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.
The loss touched off riots in the Canadian city, with 150 people needing treatment at the hospital and another 100 being arrested.
In response to the riots, Wilson posted "Vancouver is now the Detroit of Canada." on his Twitter account .
The response to that tweet was such that Wilson felt the need to respond to it two hours later with "Wow, I pissed off a lot of Vancouverites and Detroit folk. In penance I'm going to tip over my Prius and set fire to it."
Wilson further responded later Thursday with another tweet saying "Man, I have a new-found respect for Detroit after the angry shellacking Ive taken from my crack this AM. U guys sure rally to yr city!"
Wilson is from Seattle, Washington, about 2 and a half hours south of Vancouver. He is best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the NBC sitcom "The Office."