Reports of Sidney Crosby's arrest in Ottawa proved to be a hoax, and the story was retracted by the QMI Agency. Meanwhile, the Twittersphere has been aglow with glee and derision.
The report of Sidney Crosby's arrest on Tuesday night in Ottawa ultimately proved false. The Penguins' captain was training in Vail, Colo., and the story has been retracted. But in the meantime, the Twittersphere has been alive with glee and derision. Here are some of the best and most trenchant observations.
Today's headlines: Sidney Crosby was NOT arrested; Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) September 3, 2014
I hope the Ottawa Sun overcorrects. “Sidney Crosby is not in Canada, and has never been to Canada. We regret the error."— Harrison Mooney (@HarrisonMooney) September 3, 2014
If Sidney Crosby ever wanted to pull some really bad stuff in Ottawa and get away with it, now's the time— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) September 3, 2014
Sidney Crosby is probably raiding Ottawa’s jewel vault right now, chuckling to himself at his perfect plan.— Harrison Mooney (@HarrisonMooney) September 3, 2014
If the police actually questioned Crosby: "He was very polite and gracious and confessed to absolutely nothing."— Sean Gentille (@seangentille) September 3, 2014
Mike Trout, Alex Ovechkin, Johnny Manziel, Michael Sam, LeBron James, Derek Jeter, and Tim Tebow all were not arrested in Ottawa.— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) September 3, 2014
QMI retraction on the Crosby story saying “there was no basis for the story” means “we straight up made it up,” basically— Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) September 3, 2014
I think we all have a better chance of getting arrested before Sidney Crosby does.— Amanda Grinavich (@agrinavich) September 3, 2014
Hope no one is enjoying the reporting faux pas on the Crosby non-story. Errors hurt. Painful for subject and author.— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) September 3, 2014
(Sorry I'm hung up on this Crosby thing. I worked at a newspaper for 9 years. Level of incompetence to allow that story to publish = epic)— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) September 3, 2014
I bet once he's done skating in Vail, Sid will have a pale ale to reflect on today's fun.— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdonPHT) September 3, 2014
To those just waking up: the Ottawa Sun ran a story about Sidney Crosby being arrested because they misread “Vail” as “jail.” Seriously.— Ann Frazier (@annfrazi) September 3, 2014