UPDATE: The GoFundMe Page has closed and finished with $1,620 raised.
You should never heckle a fan so bad that they feel uncomfortable or the need to pull their jersey off, let alone a child.
Now, we all know that it can get a little crazy here at Rogers Place or even on the road when we have enough people, even Ken Hitchcock explained to Bob Stauffer what it’s like playing against Edmonton…
Ken Hitchcock on playing the Oilers:
” I’m not sure it’s a lot of fun playing Edmonton.., ’cause you’re playing 23 players and 1.5 M people”
— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) April 18, 2017
Well some fans at game two last Friday night took things a little too far…
A tweet showcasing some Oilers fans down in San Jose for Game #3 was replied to by Paula Chorney, sharing sad story from Friday night in Edmonton.
— Smile & Pass it on (@smileNpassiton) April 17, 2017
This is cute. Unfortunately, in Edmonton on Friday fans harassed a little boy in a Sharks jersey so badly his dad had him take it off 🙁 https://t.co/6CvxEMbJRP
— PaulaDoesPlayoffs (@paulachorney) April 17, 2017
Oil Country disapproved of this gesture, and responded WELL.
This is no good! Some assholes heckled a KID! What can we do?! I’m willing to throw in some $ for some Sharks stuff for the boy..who’s in? https://t.co/kbnJwI90Qh
— OrangeCrushing on 97 (@ginny_jenny) April 17, 2017
Jenny had tracked down the child, and his father – and set up a go fund me page. So far $1,420 has been raised.
Hockey isn’t just about your team winning and heckling other teams. It’s about having FUN and enjoying a good game.
If you would like to donate – click here!
— OrangeCrushing on 97 (@ginny_jenny) April 18, 2017