Players, however, are encouraged to not attack fans on their way to the dressing room.
Unfortunately for Vancouver Canucks forward Rick Rypien, he forgot that last part.
Rypien was engaged in a scuffle with Minnesota’s Brad Staubitz, and for his efforts, he was given a 10-minute misconduct, among other penalties. On his way to the locker room, Rypien decided to take out his frustrations on a clapping Wild fan.
In the words of the immortal Denis Lemieux, you don’t do that. You stupid when you do that.
Watch the video of the soon-to-be-suspended Rypien below.