In a tragic turn of events, former NHL star Adam Johnson met with a fatal accident during an Ice Hockey game. The incident unfolded on live television, and saw Johnson’s life cut short due to a devastating collision with an opposing player, Matt Petgrave.
Adam Johnson is a 29-year-old talent hailing from Minnesota who was representing the Nottingham Panthers in a high-stakes face-off against the Sheffield Steelers in the Elite Ice Hockey League. Following the strange mishap, Johnson was taken to the hospital and later declared deceased.
The news saddened the hockey community and beyond. Former UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling took to social media to offer his heartfelt condolences to Johnson’s grieving family.
In response to a tweet sharing the tragic news, Sterling expressed:
“Insanely tragic to see and witness on LIVE TV. Sorry, his family and loved ones. Truly horrible.”
In the wake of this devastating incident, the South Yorkshire Police have initiated a thorough investigation. Their aim is to uncover the circumstances surrounding this tragic accident. Additionally, all scheduled EIHL games for Wednesday have been postponed.
Shifting the focus to the world of UFC, Islam Makhachev’s successful defense of his lightweight championship against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 was a monumental event. He secured the victory by a dominant first-round knockout in the Octagon.
Three days ago in Sheffield, England, a white ice hockey player called Adam Johnson was kicked in the throat by a black player called Matt Petgrave. Adam died soon after the attack. Petgrave has a history of violence against other players. Before any investigation, the antiwhite… pic.twitter.com/eAPGvdBkd5
— Way of the World (@wayotworld) October 31, 2023
Originally slated to face Charles Oliveira, Makhachev faced a last-minute change in opponent due to Oliveira’s unfortunate injury while training. Some speculated that Oliveira was trying to avoid the matchup, but Sterling was quick to defend him.
Responding to a fan’s accusation, Sterling emphasized the challenges competitors face when dealing with injuries.
He said: “All fighters have injuries or problems, bro. Some are worse than others. This is a crazy take. Do you think it’s wise/smart to fight with a big cut that was opened up a few days before the fight?”
Aljamain Sterling last faced Sean O’Malley in a title match at UFC 292. Sterling suffered a second-round knockout, marking the end of his nine-bout winning streak and giving up his bantamweight title.