NHL Player Ryan Getzlaf Fined $10,000 For Calling Referee Anti-Gay Slur
Anaheim Ducks hockey star Ryan Getzlaf picked up a $10,000 fine for calling a referee a “cocksucker” multiple times in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
“Getzlaf’s comment in Thursday’s game, particularly as directed to another individual on the ice, was inappropriately demeaning and disrespectful and crossed the line into behavior that we deem unacceptable,” NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell said in a release on the league’s official site.
The fine is the maximum punishment allowed under the latest collective bargaining agreement.
Getzlaf, on the other hand, is expected to play Game 5 on Saturday at the Honda Center with the Predators and Ducks tied 2-2 in the series.