Alex Ovechkin Pushes Fan’s Camera After Russia’s Loss to Canada
Russian star player Alex Ovechkin tanked big time in Russia’s horrific 7-3 loss to Canada in the quarterfinals at the Olympics Wednesday. Ovie was outplayed and barely got any shots on goal as his team feel behind early. Unhappy with his team’s performance, Ovechkin was clearly pissed after the game. In his TV interview with NBC, he was asked how he felt following the loss that sent his country home empty-handed. His response was curt, “How do you think I’m going to feel? We just lost.” He even took his anger and disappointment out on a Russian fan by knocking her camera in the hallway. Watch this video courtesy of Deadspin:
I look at this the same way I view LeBron not shaking hands after the Eastern Conference finals last year — it’s great that the player shows this much passion and is that disappointed with losing, but it’s unacceptable to behave that way. It’s an understandable reaction but you need to be more gracious in losses and you surely shouldn’t mess with the fans the way he did. I’m sure Ovechkin learned his lesson.