So by now you've probably seen this video, as it circulated around the blogs and the Facebooks and people Twit it on their Tweeter, or whatever these kids do this days with their internet and their rap music. Anyhow, if you haven't seen it, check around the 1:30 mark - a Bruins player (Puck Daddy says Nathan Horton) sprays a "Lightning fan" with his water bottle, then tosses the bottle up at the fan. Some will say he "threw" the water bottle, but come on, he was like a foot and a half away from the guy - it was a toss. Whatever.
So as expected, "Lightning fans" are crying about this already. "Waaah, he was mean to us! He should get suspended, waaah!" Look, I'm not condoning what Horton did, but let's not forget that the "Lightning fans" were hucking those annoying noisemaker thingys at the Bruins like 30 seconds prior. A couple Bruins players even got hit with a few of them (granted, 80-year-olds can't throw very hard, but still). So "Lightning fans": Shut your fucking pie holes. That's the kind of shit that happens when you throw crap at players. I love how people think they can say and do whatever they want to players and not expect some type of reaction (see: Artest, Ron). If you're going to be a dick and you can't take the consequences, then here's an idea: DON'T BE A DICK. (And the redneck clown who got sprayed looks pissed, but I'm sure he and his buddies all had a good laugh about it afterwards at their Klan meeting. Nice haircut, by the way.) I know athletes are held to a higher standard and I agree they should be, but they're still human.
So what goes down now? Well I think the NHL should fine Horton (PLEASE no suspension), but they should also implement a policy where they don't allow teams to have give-aways during the playoffs - at least not stuff that can be used as a projectile.
Now let's beat these fucking losers.