On Tuesday night, Nashville Predator Filip Forsberg was refused a goal on a controversial goaltender interference call. One fan, Briley Meeks, was so upset over the call that she decided to ship a dead catfish to the NHL office in Toronto.
“I was like, ‘OK, I will,'” Meeks said, according to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski. “One minute I was sitting on my couch, the next minute I was going to buy fish and shipping it to Canada. It wasn’t the refs in the game that made the call. It was Toronto. So they deserve the dead catfish.”
Meeks made sure to check with UPS, which then confirmed with Canadian Customs that she was allowed to proceed with sending the fish across the border. The total cost to ship the fish in the container came to $141.75, $7.25 for the catfish and $134.50 in shipping costs. Meeks included a message on the container that read: “YOU SUCK.”
Includes video of the care package.
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“I hope they’re not mad about it. It’s just a prank,” Meeks said. “But we got robbed. The players were stunned. Even the Panthers players and fans knew it was a bad call too.
“I do want to clarify that there was no ice in the cooler. I wanted it to be disgusting.”
An NHL official said they are aware the fish is on its way, but it had not arrived as of Thursday morning.