This clever New York Islanders fan made a custom jersey to get back at Pittsburgh Penguins fans who are mad at Josh Ho-Sang for wearing number 66.
The legend of Josh Ho-Sang has been extremely captivating for the New York Islanders and their fans. Through ten games in the league, he’s got three goals and three assists (six points). His presence has been felt immensely on the ice.
With Ho-Sang there is always something, so far it’s been his jersey number that has ruffled feathers around the league.
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Last week we wrote about how it was ridiculous that anyone could get mad at him for wearing a number that isn’t even retired around the league. Heck, even former Islander Mark Parrish chimed in telling Ho-Sang to switch numbers.
The fans have had a lot of fun with it, though. They’ve embraced Ho-Sang and have defended him nonstop over his jersey number choice, and rightfully so.
One fan went above and beyond with the trolling.
This fan on the LIRR went as far as to wear a Mario Lemieux jersey with the name crossed out on the back and wrote Ho-Sang over it.
The internet, and the LIRR for that matter, aren’t a place for safe spaces so Penguins fans beware of this post. This custom jersey went viral yesterday and could be seen on hockey pages across the internet including Hockey Collective
I, like most Islander fans, wouldn’t be caught dead in a Penguins jersey. Although I might make an exception for this one, this made me laugh.
If anything this just pokes fun at the absurdity of the Ho-Sang “controversy”. Although if I were this guy I’d seriously consider investing in an Islanders Ho-Sang jersey to rock to the games rather than the homemade one.