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Mother of ‘worst boyfriend ever’ defends viral puck incident

Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche reacts after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center on February 20, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

A Colorado woman is defending her son after he was baptized in the “worst boyfriend ever” by online commenters, after the video footage of the young man the give away of a loose puck on a recent Colorado Avalanche hockey game – on the obvious dislike of his girlfriend – went massively viral online.

Last week, the Avs beat the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center in Denver, and a flying puck accidentally sent to the crowd during since then led to a frenzy of false reports.

As the team practiced ahead of the competition, captain Gabriel Landeskog sent a puck into the stands, which was quickly caught by Patty Beckman’s son, as per Fox 31.

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In the 40-seconds clip, which was played on the jumbotron during the game and also has been viewed almost 15,000 times on Twitter, Beekman son allegedly struck his girlfriend – who is next to him in the head as he caught the puck. Then he gave out the prize for “a woman sitting in front of him,” according to People.

The camera then panned to his girlfriend, who was sitting with her arms crossed, obviously furious.

TMZ Sports soon crowned the man is perhaps the worst friend ever,” while the Twitter users who gossiped about the turn of events.

“EX-girlfriend now,” a commentator noted.

“The level of disappointment and questioning her choices in life, it is clear that” another agreed.

“They need to break up with him,” one chimed in.

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“That is so pucked!” another said.

Beekman, meanwhile, confirmed to Fox 31 that her son gave the puck off to her — and that the first messages have gotten the story wrong from the beginning.

“She never wanted the puck. She was [crazy] about something quite different,” the mother, a collector and Avalanche memorabilia, said. She added that his son never hit his girlfriend when he catches.

Additionally, Beekman says there is much more to the family’s story than the critics realize.

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She told Fox 31 that she and her family are in the first year of subscription holders for the Avalanche, after Beekman was diagnosed with a terminal disease, soon after the sudden loss of both her parents.

Now, the family is looking forward to attending more games this season to bond and spend quality time together, while putting this viral video gone wrong behind them.

“We all know we are going to go away. We all know it is inevitable,” said the woman. “But if you slap in the face, brings a whole new meaning to ‘not waste the day away.'”

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