Phil Kessel blasted by Maple Leafs fans after tweet about night fishing
The Toronto Maple Leafs have made the playoffs just once in the past nine seasons. They lost to the Boston Bruins in the opening round last season and missed the postseason this year with a 38-36-8 record. As you might expect, Maple Leafs fans are getting a bit restless. Many of them decided to take out their frustrations on Phil Kessel Monday night.
While several other NHL teams were battling it out en route to the Stanley Cup, Kessel went night fishing with his buddies. There’s nothing wrong with fishing during the offseason, but Maple Leafs fans pounced all over him for the way he worded his tweet. Next Impulse Sports captured it before Kessel deleted it.
The responses from Toronto fans went something like this.
“@PKessel81: Night fishing with friends doesn't get much better” guess you have a lot of free time for that now don't ya
— jams (@jaamiejaames) April 22, 2014
@PKessel81 you know what's better than night fishing? Playoff hockey. Try it some time.
— Jason Bettencourt (@jaycaddy16) April 22, 2014
— Todd Warnell (@Todd_W) April 22, 2014
Kessel then fired back at the haters before deleting that, too.
Did Kessel do anything wrong? No, but that just goes to show you some things are better left unsaid. He could have saved himself some frustration by just going night fishing with his friends instead of night fishing with his friends and talking about it on social media.
H/T SI Hot Clicks