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MIKE MILBURY FACES FAN BACKLASH AFTER CALL ON MUZZIN INJURY

Anyone who's followed Mike Milbury's career as a hockey analyst knows he's had his foot in his mouth a lot. Sometimes it seems like he's eaten his foot more times than food. Milbury is facing a ton of backlash once again after his call on a play that saw Toronto's Jake Muzzin taken off the ice on a stretcher Tuesday night (we'll post the video of the Muzzin incident at the end of this story in case you missed it).

Late in the third period of Toronto 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Muzzin went into the boards awkwardly after what appeared to be a crosscheck by Pierre-Luc Dubois. Muzzin would lay on the ice for quite some time before being removed on a stretcher by medical officials and taken to a nearby hospital. While calling the play, Milbury referred to the athletic therapist being on the ice to check on Muzzin, following it up with "not a bad idea to stay down and get a whistle, too by the way." Milbury would immediately follow that up with "I'm not...I'm not questioning his integrity here, or his injury."

While Milbury seemed to try to explain away his comments that appeared to question whether Muzzin's injury was real, many on Twitter weren't buying it, Many reacted, even going so far as to call on NBC to fire the former NHL player and coach.






To be fair (*Letterkenny fake British accent voice), there were some defending Milbury's comments, claiming they were being takenout of context.


This isn't the first time Mike Milbury's words have caused a backlash on social media. In fact, it's not even the first time in the last few days. On Saturday, while speaking between periods, Milbury likened the empty arenas in the NHL's 24-team Return to Play program to attending a women's college hockey game. Many felt the remark was misogynistic and inaccurate.



Milbury is infamous for the "shoe incident" during his playing days. While suiting up for the Boston Bruins in 1979, Milbury hit an unruly spectator with one of the man's own shoes after an incident broke out during a game against the New York Rangers.

The Toronto Maple Leafs released a brief update on Muzzin late Tuesday night, saying he "was transported to hospital" and that "he is alert and able to move all limbs." Further update are expected Wednesday.

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AUGUST 4, 2020  (19H58)
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