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New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield wearing a cap with sunglasses
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NHL Player Forced To Delete Social Media Following Hateful Threats

Published February 19, 2024 at 5:27 PM
BY SAMER
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Hockey players earn significant salaries for their performance on the ice, but they shouldn't face relentless criticism and hateful comments on social media, especially after a tough game.

Scott Mayfield Forced To Delete Social Media After Receiving Hateful Threats



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Yesterday, the New York Rangers staged a remarkable comeback against the Islanders, securing a thrilling 6-5 overtime victory in the Stadium Series outdoor game held in New Jersey.


During the game's closing stages, a penalty committed by the Islanders Scott Mayfield resulted in a crucial goal for the Rangers, ultimately leading to overtime.




Islanders fans expressed their extreme disappointment, with some directing harsh criticism towards defender Scott Mayfield for his rough performance and penalties during key moments.





While it's natural for fans to feel frustrated after a loss, the level of hate directed at Mayfield on social media is unacceptable. It's important to remember that players are affected by what is said about them.

Due to the barrage of hateful posts, Mayfield has decided to step away from social media.
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