That's it Philadelphia, you're officially on your own. I tried to defend you when Connor McDavid soberingly lost the edge that made for a nice, big buzzkill during his rookie season and people were quick to recreate the 'scratching my chin' emoji because of the team that he did it against...
I even doubled down on that defense when Brandon Manning's dumb ass told the superstar that I still think he inadvertently hurt that he did it on purpose. I truly believe he only claimed he was guilty to innocently get in the head of an opponent that needs nothing more than his legs for intimidation...
This though? This is where I draw the line. When grown men that support your team start showing up to away stadiums with derogatory puns stitched into their back I have to distance myself from the cause. I don't think every Flyers fan would spend actual money on honoring an injury that one of their players was only mildly responsible for, but - when your organization still embraces a style that was made popular when hockey was played without teeth and helmets - all it takes is one idiot to remind people of your reputation.
So have at 'em Maroon. Mush Brandon Manning's face right into the ice if you have to, because the Flyers and their fans are so obsessed with bullying on Broad Street that they are literally too stupid to remain innocent...even after instances in which they actually, probably were.