Fan Hospitalized as Hockey Player Strikes Spectator with Stick in Intentional Act

Published October 25, 2023 at 9:21 PM

A recent hockey game in Belgium took a disturbing turn when a player lost his temper and struck a spectator in the face with his stick.

The incident occurred during a Division 2 league game between Olympia Heist and HYC, leaving one fan bleeding and in need of a hospital visit.

The event unfolded when the referee was sorting out penalties, and players were skating around. Suddenly, a player from HYC used his stick to hit a spectator in the face, resulting in a profuse bleeding injury.

This shocking incident has raised serious concerns within the hockey community.

Frank Van Reeth, the Chair of HYC, expressed his dismay, saying,
"This is absolutely not acceptable, we cannot condone this in any way. We as a club want to offer our sincere apologies to the supporter involved. The player who dealt the blow will soon be called to the carpet. Meanwhile, he himself has already sent a letter of apology to the federation to express his regret. He allegedly succumbed to the tirade of insults from some supporters and is now incredibly sorry for it. The fact remains, of course, that this should never have happened."

Nevertheless, everyone involved acknowledges that such actions should never have taken place.

The league is yet to announce the punishment for the player, leaving many awaiting a decision on this troubling incident.

Source: Bladeofsteel
October 25   |   113 answers
Fan Hospitalized as Hockey Player Strikes Spectator with Stick in Intentional Act

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