Fan throws a beer at referee after controversial overturned goal

Published May 4, 2022 at 3:47 PM

Last night the New York Rangers hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference matchup. This was a much anticipated matchup and definitely didn't disappoint. The Penguins wound up winning the game 4-3 in the 3rd overtime period. But the game was not without controversy.

With the score tied 3-3 New York Rangers' forward, Filip Chytil thought he'd given the Rangers a 4-3 lead late in the third period. Unfortunately for Chytil the goal was ultimately called back for goaltender interference. On the play, Kaapo Kakko was crashing the net and collided with goaltender, Casey DeSmith.

The referees took an extended time to review this play to make sure they got it right. Ultimately, they decided that Kakko did not make an effort to avoid contact with DeSmith. Therefore the play was ruled no goal as a result.

Rangers' fans were clearly incensed and as you can see by this one fans actions they weren't afraid to show it. One referee on the play was nearly struck by a beer can thrown from the stands.

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Fan throws a beer at referee after controversial overturned goal

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