BREAKING - Player Gets Suspension After Two-Handing Referee in The Face
BY SKY NOVEMBER 23, 2022 (1:06)
Evan Polei is with the Winnipeg Jets organization and plays on their affiliate team the Manitoba Moose in the AHL, Polei was furious with a call the referee made and decided to take it on on a baseball swing directed at the boards, but things quickly changed when it struck the referee in the head.
This was not a intent-to-injure situation, it was quite stupid on Polei's part but his intention was not to harm the referee.
Despite it being un-intentional, it still happened and the ref was still left in shock, luckily for the referee it was a minor injury and he stayed in for the remainder of the game.
The play can be seen below:
The AHL has decided to suspend Polei for one game due to ''abusing a official'', one game? Yes, some fans are quite frustrated with the leagues decision, but it truly goes to show they believed there was no malicious intentions on harming the referee.