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In viral Venmo action, Wild fans pay Ryan Hartmann's fine for turning on Evander Kane - The Athletic

In viral Venmo action, Wild fans pay Ryan Hartmann’s fine for turning on Evander Kane – The Athletic

Dallas – Ryan Hartman He was already a fan favorite across the state of Hockey, but Wild’s first-line position popularity soared to new heights on Tuesday night when he jumped into superstar Kirill Kaprizov’s defense, then pointed his middle finger at the player who entered it with Kaprizov – one of the most polarizing characters in the game. NHL, Edmonton Oilers’ Evander King.

The league made Hartmann pay for the gesture on Wednesday, fined him $4,250 — something Hartmann expected and said would be “fine” after he scored twice in Minnesota’s 5-1 win over oiled.

right Now, Wild Fans and fans via NHL They swarm behind Hartmann, stepping in to pay off debts and perhaps some others.

Wild fan Allie Cook discovered Hartman’s Venmo account around 11 a.m., and posted it on Twitter. By 5 p.m. CST, more than 400 fans had publicly deposited money into Hartmann’s Middle Finger Fund or, as many fans called it, “The Bird Box.”

Cook started things off at 11:05 a.m. with a note that said, “$10 less, $4,240 to spend,” followed by a middle finger emoji.

“I just saw a couple of people joking about starting GoFundMe to help pay for the fine, but I thought everyone used Venmo, so I decided to look it up on a whim,” Cook told The Athletic, laughing. “It definitely started out as a joke, otherwise I would have sent over $10.

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