05/06/2014 02:23 EDT | Updated 05/06/2014 02:59 EDT

Jay DeMerit Parties Are Too Loud, Complain Neighbours


Some neighbours of Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit are complaining to police and media about loud parties in his Gastown condo.

Farzad Salehi and his wife, Shelley, who live in a building beside DeMerit's complex, claim the latest noisy party happened early Sunday, reported The Province.

Shelley Salehi told 24 Hours Vancouver that the party lasted til 4 a.m., after the Whitecaps beat the San Jose Earthquakes.

"It sounds like a nightclub, that’s the sound of it through the brick wall," Salehi said. "It’s crazy, booming bass music. Earplugs won’t even drown it out."

Vancouver police told both media outlets that officers have been called to DeMerit's building several times since 2011 for late-night noise, but did not specify which units were involved.

In response to the allegations, DeMerit tweeted that no police came to his door and he didn't receive a complaint from anyone in his building. His wife, Olympic gold medallist Ashleigh McIvor, also took to Twitter to question the merit of The Province's front page coverage.

In 2012, someone started a Twitter account called @DemeritNeighbrs to share their complaints. The account appears to be inactive now.

That same year, DeMerit posted an Instagram photo of himself with a noise complaint sign left by a neighbour on the soccer player's car. DeMerit told The Province the resident, who lived in a unit below him, moved out a year ago.

On Tuesday, another neighbour, who said she lives two doors down from DeMerit and McIvor, tweeted that she's "never heard a peep."

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