Evander Kane has some strong accusations against an LA Kings fan amid his team’s playoff series. The Oilers’ star posted a message to his Instagram story describing a disturbing incident from Game 3.
That post has now gone viral, leading to an array of response from the NHL world.
Kane and the Oilers find themselves in a 2-2 series tie with the Kings this postseason as both teams fight to keep their seasons alive. The first-round set has provided fans with excitement as three of the four matchups have gone into overtime.
Unfortunately, it seems as though those fans have been doing a bit more than just cheering on their teams.
Evander Kane noted an instance in which a young Oilers fan was spit on by the opposing fanbase at a recent contest. Kane knows the fan personally and he went on to post a photo of the two on his Instagram story.
Cecily, a young girl in a battle with cancer, was the victim of the alleged assault.
“My dear friend Cecily got to go on an amazing trip to LA last week that created some incredibly fun memories,” the post began.
“But some of her other experiences in LA, particularly at Game 3, were not. I’m disgusted and appalled at what happened to this amazing little girl in the stands and in a women’s restroom, where she was harassed for wearing her jersey and was spit on by an LA fan for doing so.”
He continued on to condemn the behavior, calling it “gross and unacceptable, for any young girl, but especially someone battling cancer.”
Kane closed by saying, “Grow up and BE KIND!”
The accusations are awful, and they’ve quickly led to a reaction amongst hockey fans online.
One person wrote, “Keep it classy,” while someone else said, “This is disgusting.”
Many are tagging the Kings in hopes of seeing consequences for the horrible act.
Evander Kane and the Oilers will suit up in Edmonton on Tuesday before heading back to Los Angeles for Game 6.