Hockey has had its fair share of cheap shots over the year, and Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Tony DeAngelo had an all-time doozy last night.
Late in the Flyers 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, DeAngelo must have been pretty frustrated with the outcome, because he unloaded on Lightning star Corey Perry with a spear from hell.
Tony DeAngelo received a 5 minute major and game misconduct for spearing Corey Perry. pic.twitter.com/R45zFkSOoX
— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) March 8, 2023
Tony DeAngelo gets a 5-minute major for spearing and a game misconduct. 😵 pic.twitter.com/ujiw62PYNo
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 8, 2023
Hockey fans were not happy with Deangelo. This is the same guy who eschewed what some considered to be anti-LGBT views earlier this season. And, ironically, it was pride night at the Lightning game.
There’s absolutely no room for Tony DeAngelo in the NHL. Garbage human. https://t.co/reaqNlS9E8
— CJ Woodling (@CJWoodling) March 8, 2023
Given his "beliefs," is it any surprise Tony Deangelo has zero self-control, zero emotional intelligence, & zero moral compass?
Guys like him belong nowhere near pro sports. It's a privilege, and there are countless, more deserving athletes who could easily replace him
— Steven Marsicano | Digital Marketing Pro (@stevEfroMtpa) March 8, 2023
Is there a bigger loser in the NHL than
No, there isn’t.
— Ryan (@Notorious_RJG) March 8, 2023
i personally think more people should punch Tony DeAngelo in the face
— Jason 🦥 (@spongebobsloth) March 8, 2023
And, as always, pure class from him after the game.
Tony DeAngelo received a 5 minute major for spearing:
"It is what it is.", DeAngelo said post-game
— Jamey Baskow (@JameyBaskow) March 8, 2023
And, some are speculating about a suspension for the defenseman
Tony DeAngelo got a match penalty tonight for spearing Corey Perry. In 2017, Brad Marchand got a two game suspension for spearing. DeAneglo's was way more obvious than Marchand's. Would not be surprised to see a multiple game suspension for DeAngelo. #FueledByPhilly
— Brandon J. Sommermann (@B_Sommermann) March 8, 2023
It’s hard to say he doesn’t deserve it!