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Brendan Leipsic ignites controversy when his alleged sexist and racist text messages are leaked online

The Capitals have now released an official statement on this crazy story.

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This just in, Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic is at the center of a broiling controversy after some of his group text messages were leaked online via a friend’s Instagram story.

Leipsic, who formerly played for the Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Vegas Golden Knights and Toronto Maple Leafs, and some of his friends make some awful statements about women and single out former Canucks teammate Tanner Pearson’s wife calling her fat and “actually disgusting.”

Here’s the thing though… it gets worse. One of Leipsic’s friends goes on to tel the story of hooking up with a “fat native pig”. Yikes.

Leipsic has deleted his Instagram account and has effectively gone dark on all social media. The Capitals meanwhile released a brief statement saying:


I’m not gonna lie… these messages are pretty awful. If that’s your sort of thing, feel free to browse through the screenshots below. But first just consider that Leipsic likely never intended for this conversation to go public. This is a private conversation between friends who may or may not ever say these outside of private conversation. Having said that… what an idiot…

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