When it comes to fans behaving terribly, no sport is ever immune when people let their emotions cloud their judgement.
This time around, it’s the sport of hockey.
Appearing on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Thursday, Boston Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk revealed that he and his family received numerous and horrible death threats from fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
“Mostly around Game 3. The fact [the Kadri incident] happened in Game 2 and we were going into Toronto for Game 3, I was getting death threats consistently. My family members told me they were getting death threats as well,” DeBrusk told the radio hosts.
“Whether it was comments of direct messages or different things, there were too many of them,” he said.
His teammates helped him out:
“I think the guys in the room here really took me in and helped me kind of get over that,” he said. “You know we have some guys that have had some similar reactions over their times. They really helped me, and I think the best way to go about that is that we won the series and we don’t have to deal with them for at least another year.”
Fortunately for DeBrusk, the Toronto Maple Leafs fan base can be upset and take their nastiness with them to the offseason to think about what they did.