A hockey player sucker punches a referee and is banned FOR LIFE

Published February 21, 2022 at 8:22

On Sunday, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights and the South Shore Kings of the United States Premier Hockey League had a wild game (USPHL). At 0 - 0, a player, who the league has chosen not to identify, got into a major incident with an on-ice official.

During the game, one of the linesmen was unable to get out of the way of the nameless player, resulting in an apparent accident. A player was ejected from a game due to poor audio quality. It is unclear if the player complained to the linesman or if something else happened during their collision.

Whether or not you agree with the judgement, it is evident that the athlete involved did not. He lunged at the official who made the call, delivering a powerful sucker punch to the head and knocking him to the ice. To his credit, the linesman stood up immediately, and he seemed more surprised by the punch's delivery than it did him. 'What the heck, man?' he simply raised both arms to the side.

«The action taken today by a USPHL player is completely unacceptable in the USPHL. The USPHL has zero tolerance for any player striking any official, at any time. The player in question's actions have led to a lifetime ban. The incident is currently being investigated by local authorities and as such the USPHL will have no further comments at this time.»

Credit: HF
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