It is comprehensible to understand and have fun your staff’s gamers; nevertheless, there does come a cut-off date when it is utterly inappropriate to take action.
That point got here Monday night time for the Capitals.
After Tom Wilson scored an empty-netter to seal his staff’s 6-3 win over the just-eliminated Rangers (because of the Bruins’ 3-0 win over the Devils), the Capitals social staff posted a graphic that appeared to reward the ahead in a now-deleted tweet:
Positive, Wilson notched his thirteenth aim of the season, with the underside part paying homage to the Bruins’ David Pastrnak tweet proper earlier than bubble hockey final summer season, which learn: “For my part, Tom Wilson is one of the best aim scorer within the league.”
Cool. Nice. The remainder of the image, yeah, not a lot.
Why? It got here after a sport wherein Wilson was handed 14 minutes in penalties after he punched a defenseless Pavel Buchnevich, who was down on the ice, within the head. He then body-slammed Artemi Panarin — whose helmet had popped off — after he got here to assistance from Buchnevich and Ryan Strome, who went after Wilson after he punched Buchnevich.
Saying a man who has a historical past of soiled performs and suspensions so long as a CVS receipt is staying rent-free in folks’s minds will not be look. If his harmful play brings out “haters,” then it is effectively deserved.
And contemplating the message comes out of your social staff … double not look.