One of the perils of being an athlete on Twitter is that, if you're involved in a provocative incident like the one that took place Sunday night between Eric Nystrom and Taylor Fedun, angry fans have a direct line to you.
After the game, Nystrom defended himself and expressed his guilt over Fedun's horrific injury. From the Globe & Mail:
"I feel awful," Nystrom said. "He was really hurt and I had obviously no intention of ever, ever doing anything like that. I was just racing for an icing and that's one of those freak things that happens in those situations and it's why people always say that rule (should be changed to no-touch icing). If I didn't think I had a legit chance at the puck I would have never raced in there but I just thought I had a good jump and I could maybe get in there. ... I feel terrible. So bad right now."
But that didn't prevent the fans from coming after him and, because Nystrom is on Twitter (@enystrom23), he's incredibly easy to come after.