While not every athlete enjoys being heckled, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby can appreciate a good effort.
As the Penguins took on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, Crosby apparently heard an earful from one Rangers fan in particular. Among the barbs from Rangers fan Nick Lipeika, per ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski: “Hey Crosby, when Gatorade wanted a tough guy, Justin Bieber turned them down so they settled for you.”
Crosby couldn’t help but notice Lipeika’s heckling and decided to reward him for providing a not-so-warm welcome:
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“Not a lot of cool things happen to me, but this is up there, for sure,” Lipeika told Wyshynski. “He’s probably heard it all. For me, I wanted to tell him things he hasn’t heard before. He’s won everything. That’s why everyone wants to heckle him.”