Player Responsible for Adam Johnson's Death Faces Backlash on Social Media

Published October 30, 2023 at 1:32 PM

Following the tragic death of Adam Johnson, Matt Petgrave, the player whose skate inadvertently struck Johnson, has been subjected to a torrent of negative attention on social media.

Petgrave Deactivates Social Media Amidst Harsh Criticism


The misuse of social media can be devastating. Following the unfortunate incident, some individuals decided to amplify Petgrave's grief through hateful comments.

Matt Petgrave had to lock all of his socials due to death threats, & people just being absolute scumbag humans.

I've met Matt plenty of times. If you think because he has a lot of penalty minutes that he's a horrible human, you're wrong.

Quit being asshole humans for f*ck's sake

Outrageous Comments From Fans


The remarks directed at Petgrave are simply disgusting. Anyone who witnessed the event can vouch that it was a tragic accident. Yet, some took it upon themselves to target him, often with comments unrelated to the accident, including blatantly racist remarks.

Got people on his posts calling him a N****. Wishing death on him. F*ck, you people are horrible.

Such behavior is abominable and must be exposed. It has no place in sports, nor in society.

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Player Responsible for Adam Johnson's Death Faces Backlash on Social Media

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