Columbus newspaper cancels plans to give out crying Sidney Crosby mask

Posted at 12:57 PM, Apr 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-15 12:57:04-04

A Columbus newspaper that was planning on giving away masks of Pittsburgh Penguins player Sidney Crosby crying has canceled those plans.


The Columbus Dispatch was going to give away the masks in Sunday's paper, tweeting, “You can get a #SidTheKid mask to wear to Sunday’s #PITvsCBJ game,” according to Yahoo! Sports. The tweet was later deleted.

A Dispatch reporter, Aaron Portzline, said the plans have been canceled as of Saturday morning.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are playing the Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Finals.

For years, people have taken shots at the Penguins captain saying he whines a lot, is a crybaby and more. 

Crosby has long been booed by Red Wings fans, who are major proponents in the crying Crosby movement.

In 2009, after Pittsburgh beat Detroit in the Stanley Cup, Crosby infamously skipped the traditional handshake line normally led by the captains of each team.