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Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand diving after a slash from Toronto Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bertuzzi
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Brad Marchand fools the referees with an embarrassing dive

Published April 23, 2024 at 11:00
BY SAMER
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The referees were fooled by an embarrassing dive from Brad Marchand in last night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins.

Despite the Leafs winning game two by a 3-2 score, the referees' calls didn't necessarily aid their victory.

During the game, a penalty was given for slashing to former Bruins player Tyler Bertuzzi after he made contact with Marchand behind his knee with his stick.

Although the contact seemed minimal, Marchand dramatically fell to the ice, grabbing the wrong leg.


You can see the incident here:





While Bertuzzi's action warranted a penalty, Marchand's exaggerated reaction was clearly an attempt to draw the referees' attention.

Many criticized Marchand for his theatrical behavior:

"Is he a soccer player"


"Brad Stutzle over here"


"Always cries wolf. Couldn't expect anything less from him."


Do you believe Marchand should have been penalized for embellishment following Bertuzzi's slash?

Source: Blade of Steel - Referees fall for embarrassing dive by Marchand
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Brad Marchand fools the referees with an embarrassing dive

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