UPDATE (1 p.m.): An LAPD spokesperson told CBS Chicago that Los Angeles police “aren’t investigating any matter related to (Corey) Crawford.”
Hockey players are tough, but hockey fans — not so much.
At least that’s the reputation one Los Angeles Kings fan is building. According to TMZ Sports, 27-year-old Clark Wong has filed a battery report against Corey Crawford after allegedly being sprayed in the face with a water bottle by the Chicago Blackhawks goaltender.
Wong admitted to heckling Crawford during the Kings’ 5-2 win after the goalie was pulled during the third period, but he is claiming that the spray contained water and backwash and has “caused serious irritation to his eyes.”
League sources reportedly told TMZ that Wong was ejected from the game about “3-5 minutes” after the incident for “taunting the players.” But it was once Wong was exiting the stadium that he began complaining about pain in his eyes.
It is reported that Crawford filed a police report of his own with the Los Angeles Police Department before leaving the arena.
Down 3-1 in the Western Conference finals, the Blackhawks certainly have more to be worried about than a really, really, really ridiculous investigation. But on the bright side, Boston Bruins fans can rest easy knowing that Shawn Thornton didn’t have to worry about the police getting involved when he squirted P.K. Subban with water during Game 5 of their second-round playoff series.
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