April 30, 2018 | Posted in Celebrity by
Boston Bruins player Brad Marchand has a way of really getting under his opponents' skin. To agitate players, he gets all up in their bubble and kisses or licks them somewhere on the face.
Marchand's latest victim is Leo Komarov of the Toronto Maple Leafs:
What looks like the beginning of some softcore hockey porn is actually just a tactic to throw the player off their game if they get too close to him. After the incident, reporters asked him why he did it.
"He keeps trying to get close to me. I don’t know if he’s got a thing for me or what. He’s cute," said Marchand.
What is it about Komarov that makes you want to cuddle with him?
Brad Marchand: “He’s cute.” pic.twitter.com/bZ4hJgNIq4
— Mark Dunphy (@m_b_dunphy) April 13, 2018
After it was reported that the NHL told Marchand to cool it with the antics, he was quick to kill the rumor, too.
— Brad Marchand (@Bmarch63) April 27, 2018
The league then released its own statement: "No, we did not contact the Bruins or Brad Marchand regarding this incident," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told USA TODAY Sports. "It’s just not true."
Frankly, Marchand gives zero fucks about a lot of things and isn't here to let things slide.
This isn't the first time Marchand has made headlines, either. Last year he famously called out a fan who used a homophobic slur against him. He replied to the tweet posted by the fan: "This derogatory statement is offensive to so many people around the world, [you're] the kind of kid parents are ashamed of."
When asked about it in an interview later, Marchand simply said: "I want to stand up for what I believe in, and I don't think it's right when people say things or bash people because of their sexual orientation. I have friends who are in gay relationships, and I don't think it's right for people to be against that. Everyone is allowed to find love whatever way that is, so I felt like that was a time to say something, especially nowadays."
I don't know about you, but I'm definitely going to start watching more hockey. Well, at least Bruins games.