Calgary radio host gets obliterated online after making light of Pettersson’s concussion

I’m sure you’ve heard of the incident involving Elias Pettersson and Florida’s Mike Matheson. Long story short, Matheson illegally slammed Pettersson to the ice after a check, which resulted in Pettersson leaving the game and being diagnosed with a concussion.

Matheson was dealt a two-game suspension and will be eligible to return this weekend. Pettersson has given hope to a Canucks team that was projected to be one of the worst teams in the league. The young forward has wowed the league with his skill and is an exciting player to watch. For the next 7-10 days, or potentially longer, Pettersson will be out of the lineup.

Everyone in hockey knows how serious concussions and head injuries are. We’ve witnessed more and more research about how the brain gets impacted with concussions and it’s not something to be taken lightly.

And then there’s Calgary radio host Eric Francis.

Want the chance to win two tickets to Thursday’s Pizza Pigout? All you have to do is name the finishing move Matheson used on Pettersson. Best name gets free tickets. Of course, creativity counts.

As one can expect, it wasn’t well received.

You know it’s a bad comment when former NHL’ers chime in. Daniel Carcillo, who has dealt with concussions and the long-term effects of head injuries pointed out that glorifying a brain injury isn’t something we should be doing.

Of course, Francis apologized for the tweet. Let’s be real, Francis knew what he was doing and he is only apologizing because he was called out.

Francis mentions Pettersson how he was impressed both on and off the ice, as well as him stating that he was sickened by the whole ordeal.

It’s funny how Francis chimes in on the play after he gets roasted by social media. I believe he would not have commented further if he did receive any backlash from the tweet.

His apology was not well received, either.

Maybe he will think twice before he tries to give away tickets based on a young professional receiving a concussion.