This post originally appeared on Dekes and Dangles.
Oh, that unclassy Ryan Kesler. Shouldn’t he be focused on his training and post-surgery rehab? Instead, he’s been on Twitter more than ever in the past week. Yesterday, he took a jab at New York Jets center Nick Mangold:
Having no knowledge whatsoever on the world of sports outside of hockey, I had to ask a fellow Aerys writer who this guy is. All that it tells me on his Twitter profile is “I try to find the humor in everything while promoting the virtue of being manly.”
Fellow Aerys writer tells me it’s all probably in jest, since Mangold and Kesler both attended Ohio State University. Mangold’s tweets in defence of Kesler’s finger-pointing, though, don’t seem to be the friendly kind we hockey fans see between Michael Grabner and Matt Moulson.
Imagine my surprise! He thinks Kesler is a nobody, and I, a Kesler fan, think he is a nobody! Who wants to get started on this Hollywood screenplay? Mangold’s defensive tweets didn’t end there, though. He also replied to several other fans who defended his stance, and to a Canucks fan, he tweeted, ”I wasn’t the one who started this whole mess”.
Mess? What mess? Ryan Kesler to aisle 3. So sorry, but Kesler appears to be busy. He hasn’t tweeted about the incident in 16 hours, and today is his birthday, so he must be going around partying hard, interview bombing anyone he can, starting more feuds …
Not enjoying a day off on his birthday? That Ryan Kesler, doesn’t he do anything right?