The less said about this kid, the better, in my opinion. Here’s a story from the St. Paul Pioneer-Press about a high school goaltender from Farmington who – because he was upset that he wasn’t playing enough – intentionally scored into his own net and left the ice with a middle-finger salute.
Farmington goalie suspended after own-goal, middle finger
Leading Chaska 2-1 with three minutes left in the game, a Farmington high-school goalie scored on his own goal before leaving the ice in dramatic fashion Tuesday, Feb. 12.
The act is storming across social media and unearthing age-old discussions about sportsmanship and team spirit. The goalie was suspended from school for 10 days.
The Farmington Area School District posted the following statement on their website:
“This incident was recorded and shared widely on the internet and clearly shows the student athlete pushing the puck into the Farmington net and then leaving the game with a show of unsportsmanlike gestures.”
“This action has had an immediate and dramatic impact on the Farmington Boys Hockey Team and the entire Farmington community. The district is taking the proper steps to investigate the incident and will take appropriate action in line with school policy. Student privacy regulations prevent any further release of information regarding this matter.”
“Our focus is on supporting the players and coaches in our hockey program and the successful completion of their season.”