How would you feel, if someone came up to you, and said how happy they were that your favorite player was hurt? Probably, not too good. After reading Garth’s latest, I couldn’t ignore this. This happens to be an issue that I feel very strongly about.
“The Sabres just got a shot of positive news as their trek to grab the eighth and final playoff spot rages on. In Monday night’s 5-0 shellacking at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes, rock star Alex Ovechkin suffered a lower body injury when he was pasted to the wall by a heavy, clean body check by Hurricane’s Tlusty.”.
NO ONE should take joy when someone gets hurt. Regardless of a playoff race or not. Injuries are part of the game, but try not to present as being happy about it. If Buffalo’s going to make the playoffs, I’d like them to earn it, not because someone on another team got hurt. What Garth said is offensive and a disgrace. It’s sad that he could even think that someone getting hurt is positive news. I may not like Ovechkin, but I wish him the best and a speedy recovery.
There is a reason why fans always applaud when an injured player gets up off the ice and is able to skate off. It is a sign of respect. No one wants to see someone get hurt in any sport. People don’t stand there and start cheering, “YES, he’s hurt! Maybe we’ll win now!!!” The fans applaud, hoping that that individual is ok. I can’t speak for anyone else, but whenever an injured player is able to leave the ice and someone gets hurt, I always stand and applaud, no matter who it is.
It’s the right and respectful thing to do.
Again, I wish Ovechkin, and all injured players in the NHL, speedy recoveries. No one likes watching other players get hurt.