Foul on the ice.
A 21-year-old player for a junior team in the Canadian Hockey League was hancuffed on the ice and arrested after a fight with the game’s official.
Olivier Marcotte, who plays for the Sherbrooke, Quebec, Hockey-Experts, tussled with a referee during a recent game and allegedly spit in the linesman’s face, according to CBC News.
Before he could throw a punch, Marcotte was pulled to the ice. Officials sat on the player while uniformed police officers came onto the ice to handcuff him.
Marcotte was handcuffed on the ice after fighting a referee during a Canadian hockey game.
No charges had been filed against Marcotte, Sergeant Annie Thibodeau said.
Marcotte was released from police custody that night.
Serge Campeau, the president of the league, wouldn’t comment on the allegations but said the league doesn’t condone spitting at a ref.
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