NHL Player Sucker-Punched for Talking About Trump

San Jose Sharks captain Logan Couture / Getty Images
August 26, 2020

A Canadian-born hockey player was sucker-punched for saying he would consider voting Republican if he were able to vote in the United States.

San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture tweeted that he was punched while out in Toronto for bringing up President Donald Trump's name. Couture cannot vote in the U.S. election and claimed that he does not like the current president but said that he would consider voting Republican because his father is a former police officer.

"I spent last night in Toronto, Ontario," Couture tweeted. "I talked about voting for the Republican Party, and I mentioned Donald Trump by name. I was sucker punched. Is that really what we are coming to? If you vote you are a villain? Man this world is so wrong."

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