Hockey referees are used to getting their balls busted by irate spectators over questionable calls. But one angry fan took things a bit too far when he tossed a can of beer at an on-ice official during a QMJHL game last week, hitting him squarely in the family jewels.
The referee, Dominick Bedard, had just called a penalty on Rouyn-Noranda Huskies’ captain Francis Perron, giving the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada a two-man advantage late in the second period.
According to Le Journal De Montreal, the man who threw the beer was Perron’s brother, Alexandre.
The 29-year-old was reportedly arrested and will make a court appearance on May 10.
“I talked to my brother…” Perron told Le Journal. “He apologized for his actions and is not proud…He is always there with my parents when I come in Boisbriand and has always behaved well.”
There’s no word if it was a light beer, or a stubby, but it looked pretty painful.
A wince-inducing clip of Bedard getting bagged has been making the rounds online. It shows him doubling over in pain.
Bedard may have been tempted to take the night off and hit the sack, but he toughed it out and managed to finish the game.
That takes some serious stones.