Canadiens fans are taking Zdeno Chara's hit on Max Pacioretty very seriously.
The Montreal police department has been swamped with complaints from Habs fans, asking to file a criminal complaint against the Bruins' defenseman, The Globe and Mail reports.
Chara delivered a crushing hit on Pacioretty during Tuesday night's matchup, sending the Habs' forward headfirst into the divider between benches. Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and a fractured vertebrae as a result of the hit.
The complaints started flooding in on Wednesday afternoon, after the NHL announced that Chara would not receive a suspension or a fine for the hit. According to the report, a Montreal media outlet suggested the idea, and fans started calling the police station nonstop with complaints.
The Montreal police are now requesting that fans stop calling in with their grievances, as it is blocking actual emergency calls from getting through to the police department.
"Someone in the media has been telling people to call the police to complain," Sgt. Ian Lafreniere said. "This shows a serious lack of responsibility."