When the Chicago Blackhawks, to NHL fans’ big shock, placed veteran forward Corey Perry on unconditional waivers, it didn’t take long for rumors to start spreading on social media.
Somehow, accounts started saying that it had something to do with Perry being in a relationship with superstar rookie Connor Bedard’s mother.
The rumors were false and damaging and have since been debunked multiple times by the Blackhawks, Perry himself, and even Connor Bedard.
Last week, Bedard was asked by Winnipeg media about his view on what has happened and the disgusting rumors.
”It’s just a bunch of B.S. on the internet. It’s, of course, been an effect on myself and my family, and that’s not fair. But it’s out of our control. It’s all just fake, made-up stuff,” Bedard said.
Many have been outraged by the rumors going around, and the fact that it even started spreading in the first place is a new low for hockey fans around the league.
At least that’s what NHL analyst Paul Bissonnette thinks, which he made very clear in his podcast Spittin’ Chiclets, where he furiously went after whoever started and spread the rumor about Perry and Bedard’s mum.
”There were a lot of people out there online who f***ing tweeting this nonsense,” he said.
”I was very let down with all these f***ing idiots on Twitter. Now, most of you would be like, ’What do you expect from these f***ing idiots out there all the time, just trying to stir it up?’ And I was f***ing disgusted by what happened.
Bissonnette feels it was too personal against Bedard to ever be okay.
”I think that with what this kid already had to deal with, coming in with all this f***ing pressure on him, and then going through that media circus early on. And then to put the next star in the league through this type of sh*t, like you’re not a hockey fan, in my opinion, if you’re going on there, slinging it like that.
”This is this guy’s personal life. So, as far as Connor Bedard handled it, and the way that his f***ing family had to deal with this, like he handled it with ultra class. And they’ve obviously raised a very intelligent kid, and a kid that couldn’t have handled himself more appropriately during this f***ing bullsh*it time that he had to deal with.”