Former Canucks player faces backlash from fans after police tweet

Jun 15 2020, 12:52 pm

Former NHL player Brandon Prust wasn’t a popular guy on social media on Sunday night.

The former tough guy, who played for the Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, and Vancouver Canucks during his 486-game career, shared an idea for how to get tough on crime.

Given the extreme nature of the suggestion that resisting arrest should result in a “life sentence,” it probably should come as no surprise that Prust faced significant backlash from fans on Twitter, especially in the aftermath of widespread protests concerning police brutality and discrimination. Prust later clarified that he was purposefully exaggerating.

So yeah, fans were pissed:

Vancouver was the last stop of Prust’s NHL career, after he went unclaimed on waivers in February 2016. He played just 35 games in a Canucks uniform.

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