Yes, even hockey players receive death threats.
Pittsburgh police are now investigating after the Washington Capitals gave them the call concerning a death threat to their star, Alexander Ovechkin.
On a hockey message board, a poster bragged about how he was going to kill Ovechkin and would not care if he got jail time.
“We became aware of an inappropriate comment on a message board and referred it to the appropriate authorities,” according to a statement issued Thursday by the Capitals. “We appreciate their diligence and have every confidence in our club’s safety.”
As the situation is dealt with accordingly, the Capitals/ Penguins series still rages on with game 4 in Pittsburgh on Friday night.