Can’t not feel bad for the ref here. I’m sure he was just doing his job, wheeling and making calls, minding his own. Then POW, when he least expects it, a Labatt Blue right in the McNuggets.
Only the real low of the low actually take that shot, but you’re a liar if you haven’t at least pondered it before. Ref makes a call you don’t agree with, you’re holding a partially finished beer and realize he’s within range, now’s your chance.
Although I certainly can’t condone launching stuff at your local Junior League refs, it’s hard to deny the entertainment value is at an all time high on this one. Only way this could have gotten better is if he caught the first beer, gestured for two more, and clapped those cold ones to hell like he was Stone Cold Zeeb Austin. Want to make hockey more exciting? Have refs knocking beers back like it’s bid night at SigEp.
Word has it he left briefly but did return to finish calling the game. A+ battle level out of Zebra #1. No passengers here.
PS – Dude who tossed the beer was later arrested. So seriously, don’t try this at home.
connor is Barstool Sports’ Chief Beer Can To The Nads correspondent
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