Hockey player pays for fan’s beer after accidental spill
- Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin accidentally spilled a fan’s beer.
- To apologize, Larkin sent a Red Wings staff member to give the fan $ 20 for their next round.
- Larkin isn’t the only athlete helping a fan after an accidental spill.
Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin knows stadium beers don’t come cheap.
As his team warmed up on the ice ahead of their game against the New York Islanders last week, Larkin bumped into the board, accidentally spilling a fan’s glass.
Larkin immediately apologized and wanted to make sure he didn’t ruin the fans’ night in the arena. Rather than leave the incident as it is, Larkin stopped locker room attendant Rick Szuber on the Red Wings bench and explained what happened, asking if Szuber would offer him $ 20 to buy the fan’s next ride. .
Szuber agreed, and because Larkin was on the mike for the night, hockey fans got a glimpse of the trade.
—Canada Hockey Night (@hockeynight) December 21, 2021
It was a gentle gesture from Larkin that could be a sign of a larger trend in the sports world.
The night before Larkin’s help, Warriors goalie Gary Payton II found himself in a similar situation, having accidentally knocked over a fan’s hard seltzer sitting near the action.
Payton apologized profusely and spoke with an attendant to make sure the fan had a cool drink delivered.
-NBA TV (@NBATV) December 14, 2021
While two moments is a short of a trend, it is a movement that we can follow.
For fans attending games, maybe it’s time to move your expensive stadium beer to a safer location, especially when you’re sitting in the proverbial “splash zone”.
That said, accidents do happen and it’s great to see athletes rallying around to make sure that $ 20 of Truly spilled on the floor doesn’t ruin a fan’s night out.