It was clear that Shane Pinto was upset after the United States lost their first game of the World Junior championship. Canada battled back from a two-goal first period deficit to defeat USA 6-4 in Group B action at the 2020 IIHF World Juniors.
Pinto, who recorded two goals in the loss, was named the player of the game for the Americans, but it was easy to tell he wasn’t pleased about it. When he skated over to receive his prize, the young forward turned to the cameraman and told him to fuck off.
It was all caught on tape, live, on international television…
We understand it can be upsetting to lose, especially in the opener in such an important contest against long-time rival. On top of that, Spencer Knight had just tied the game for the USA when - just seven seconds later - Alexis Lafreniere became the game hero, scoring the game-winning goal.
Lafreniere was named player of the game for Canada, which probably didn’t help Pinto’s anger.
But, come on kid, we’re sure your parents wouldn’t appreciate you going viral for bad mouthing a poor cameraman after a great game.