Crosby / Penguins

Islanders fans happy to see Crosby hurt because Islanders fans are awful

Lookin' busted, but we're glad he's OK

Lookin’ busted, but we’re glad he’s OK

Last night Sidney Crosby took a puck to the face during a game against the New York Islanders.  He got checked out by medical staff and was back in action that same period.  But that’s not the story.

The story is that NHL fans can be pretty shitty.  When Crosby went down, the spirits of fans were somehow lifted, and they cheered.  If you’re naturally overcome by elation when a player (who has a history of head trauma) gets struck by a puck, you’ve definitely never played hockey, and also, you’re a bad person.

For various reasons, the Best Player in the World doesn’t get the respect that he deserves, and it’s kind of a shame. Oh how soon NHL fans forget how much of Sid’s personal time was devoted to getting the CBA done.  He could have easily played overseas, or vacationed like his collegues, but no, he chose to sit through meeting after meeting in various boardrooms in New York and Toronto in an attempt to bring back the game we all love.  And as a sign of appreciation, fans cheer when he gets injured.  You’re all really cool, you know that?

Here’s a breakdown of the incident

The moment a Letang slap shot clips Crosby.

The moment a Letang shot clips Crosby.

Sid looking wobbly.  Will he or won't he?

Sid looking wobbly. Will he or won’t he?

He will. Down goes Crosby :(

He will. Down goes Crosby, up goes his stick.

Instead of thinking about the pain, Crosby reflects on how he'll pay Letang's trusted hairstylist to "accidentally" slip and cut off a chunk of his flow.

Instead of thinking about the pain, Crosby reflects on how he’ll coerce Letang’s trusted hairstylist to “accidentally” slip and cut off a chunk of his flow.

Is it just me or can you see the reflection of cheering fans on the glass?

Is it just me or can you see the reflection of cheering fans on the glass?

So there you have it, Crosby got hit, fans cheered, he came back minutes later, and the Pens won the game 4-2. Check out the video courtesy of SB Nation below.

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2 thoughts on “Islanders fans happy to see Crosby hurt because Islanders fans are awful

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