A member of a Carolina Hurricanes group on Facebook caused a stir Tuesday when she announced she was leaving the group, citing a lack of hockey knowledge among the other members.
The fan, who shall remain anonymous, posted the following:
The message didn’t go over well with some members of the group.
“Well,” one user wrote in response, “bye.”
“Go ahead and leave, ya hoser,” another user wrote.
The fan later apologized, citing a wardrobe malfunction that simply rubbed her the wrong way.
“I had just gotten back from the beach,” she told reporters. “I still had a lot of sand in my, uh, underwear, and it was irritating the hell out of me.”
“I don’t like sand. It’s coarse, it’s rough, it’s irritating, and it gets everywhere. I took out my frustration on the group page, and that message was the result.”
She said that she was still planning on leaving the group, but admitted that she should’ve used different words.
“Don’t get me wrong, a lot of those numb-nuts don’t know the difference between the Blue line and Florida Georgia Line,” she said. “But I didn’t have to be so rude about it.”
She concluded by saying she would donate a percentage of her annual income to New Fans Anonymous, an organization that helps new hockey fans learn about the sport without openly admitting that they’re novices.
“Look, she’s still a Hurricanes fan,” her attorney, Josef B. Brewynne, said. “She just wants to move on and support the team as it prepares for Boston.”
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals is scheduled for Thursday at 8 pm in Boston’s TD Garden.