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Former NHLer Ryan Whitney
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Former NHL-er scrutinized after posting inappropriate photo online

Published April 29, 2024 at 10:01 PM
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The Boston Bruins are making quick work in taking down the Toronto Maple Leafs in the playoffs, leading the series 3-1. However, the attention from their most recent game's outcome has fallen under the radar after a former NHL-er has taken the spotlight after a highly inappropriate social media post.

Many Maple Leafs fans have been disappointed with their team after losing a couple of the games in a somewhat brutal matter. This did leave them open to heat from Bruins fans, but nobody expected what was going to be shared by former NHLer Ryan Whitney, who quickly became the center of attention.

After the Leafs' brutal defeat in their fourth game against Boston, Ryan Whitney of the Spittin' Chiclets podcast and Barstool Sports shared a graphic AI-generated image intended to depict how he saw the game.

"Leafs fans I feel for you guys. This ain't right."




Hockey fans were quick to reprimand Whitney, most of whom recognized that this depicted a cruel act and was not something to be joked about.

"I'm not a fan of the Leafs but what Ryan Whitney posted earlier today was way offside. That is not okay.

Sadly, terrible people are going to use AI for awful reasons. Block and report. Don't share, don't re-post."






However, there are unfortunately many NHL fans online who find this behavior excusable, or even appropriate. With the number of people cheering this on, it will remain in question whether Whitney will even feel inclined to remove the post, let alone face job consequences. Hopefully, he will wise up and apologize for his actions. If not, he will only be encouraging this for the next generation of hockey broadcasters.

Source - Puck Reporter
Ex-NHLer under heavy fire following inappropriate social media post
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