Refs Completely Ignore Sidney Crosby After Dangerous Hit From Behind

Published March 20, 2023 at 9:39 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
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During the first period of a game between the Senators and the Penguins, a frightening incident occurred, involving a less effective player delivering a dirty hit on a star.

Crosby hit from behind in a dirty play



Austin Watson of the Senators, who has accumulated more penalty minutes than games played, gave Sidney Crosby a dangerous and unnecessary cross-check to the back, causing Crosby to fall to the ice. The officials did not penalize Watson for this unsportsmanlike play.


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Fortunately, Crosby did not exit the game and was only slightly rattled by the hit.

No penalty was called on this needlessly dirty play. Crosby was later seen arguing with the referees about the absence of a call. He has recently taken a stance and spoken up about player issues, criticizing the playoff seeding format and players' inability to comment on officiating. This incident will likely encourage the NHL superstar to continue advocating for improved playing conditions in the league.

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