Things got ugly fast in a game in the Ligue Nord Americaine de Hockey and it has finally resulted in a huge suspension, per TVA.
Jonathan Diaby of the Jonquiere Marquis was handed a 10-game penalty for attempting to fight a fan from the penalty box. The fan started to trash talk at Diaby, who then decided to leap over the glass and attempted to punch him in the face.
The fan kept coming within the defenseman’s reach and pulling away at the last second. It wasn’t long before players from both teams crowded the box to try and stop Diaby from getting in trouble.
It was too late…
"The acts committed discredit the image of the LNAH. We all want a circuit with high standards and it is not with such behaviour that the credibility and reputation of the League will increase," said the semi-professional circuit in a statement.
"It’s inconceivable that a player will attack a supporter and the LNAH will never condone that kind of behaviour.”
Diaby was a third round pick in the 2013 draft, by the Nashville Predators. He played 82 games in the AHL and 77 games in the ECHL before making his way to the LNAH in the 2018-19 season.