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Professional Player Gets A 10-Minute Penalty For Chicken Nugget Related Reasons

Published December 6, 2023 at 7:38 PM
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Fans are frequently complaining about officiating in the NHL, but other leagues have questionable moments as well. Last night there was a strange call that a referee made in an ECHL game.

ECHL Player Given Misconduct For Chicken Nugget Incident



Kirill Tyutyayev of the Toledo Walleye got himself into trouble earlier today when he made a play to clean up the ice. A fan had thrown a chicken nugget on the ice as both teams lined up for a faceoff. Instead of just picking up the nugget though, Tyutyayev decided to fling it back to where it came from with his stick. One of the referees noticed this however, and awarded him a 10-minute misconduct for the play.

At an early ECHL game kids, a chicken nugget was thrown on the ice. Kirill Tyutyayev shot it back into the crowd and was assessed a 10-minute misconduct 😳




This seems like a bit of an overreaction for such a small thing, but what can you do? It is possible the referee did not see what it was that the player shot into the crowd, so perhaps he thought it was a puck or something a bit more dangerous that a piece of poultry.
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December 6   |   29 answers
Professional Player Gets A 10-Minute Penalty For Chicken Nugget Related Reasons

Do you agree with the call on this play?

No, its just a chicken nugget1137.9 %
No, let them have a little fun724.1 %
Yes, it was unprofessional517.2 %
Yes, it could have been dangerous620.7 %
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