John Hamilton : “Maple Leafs Fan Sparks Outrage”

By | February 22, 2024



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Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Throws Another Fan’s Hat Onto Ice After Auston Matthews Hat Trick

Last week, a Toronto Maple Leafs fan caused controversy during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The incident occurred after star forward Auston Matthews scored a hat trick, prompting fans to throw their hats onto the ice in celebration.

The Incident

As fans tossed their hats onto the ice, one man took it upon himself to throw another fan’s hat as well. The fan, whose hat was thrown, reacted by calling the man a derogatory term. The man, later identified as John Hamilton, revealed that the hat thrown was a $300 fedora.

Hamilton’s Reaction

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Hamilton expressed his surprise at the incident. He mentioned that the tosser’s friend apologized and bought him and his guests a beer, but the tosser himself did not acknowledge the situation and left the arena amidst the commotion.

Hamilton’s Forgiveness

Despite the incident, Hamilton, a 73-year-old longtime Maple Leafs fan and season-ticket holder since the 1980s, expressed his willingness to forgive the tosser. He mentioned that he would accept an apology and move on, as everyone makes mistakes in their youth.

Social Media Support

Following the incident, social media users rallied around Hamilton and called for the return of his hat. Fortunately, Hamilton was able to retrieve his hat within 5 minutes of it being thrown onto the ice. The Toronto Maple Leafs went on to win the game in overtime.



The incident at the Scotiabank Arena serves as a reminder of the passion and sometimes unpredictability of sports fans. Despite the initial controversy, John Hamilton’s forgiving nature and the quick resolution of the situation highlight the camaraderie and spirit of sportsmanship among fans.