Hawks’ Andrew Shaw Shouts Homophobic Slur at Ref (Video)
Andrew Shaw was having himself a big game on the scoresheet with a goal and two assists during Game 4 of the Blackhawks’ first round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues last night. Unfortunately for him, his work in the offensive zone was overshadowed by a needless penalty he took with just two minutes remaining in the third period and his team trailing by a goal.
Shaw’s interference penalty late in regulation meant that if the Blackhawks were going to send the game into overtime and avoid going down 3-1 in the series, they’d have to do so while shorthanded, which is no easy task against a solid Blues team. Shaw knew this, which is why he was visibly frustrated while sitting in the penalty box.
At one point, he took that frustration out on one of the officials, hurling a homophobic slur in his direction.
Check it out:
After the game, which the Blues won 4-3, Shaw claimed that emotions were high and he doesn’t remember what he said. One look at the video above should help refresh his memory.
Look for the NHL to deal with this is some fashion, whether it be a suspension, fine, or mandatory sensitivity training.