Sydney Crosby is trending right now. Weird, right? He hardly trends during hockey season, and it’s only September. Alas, such is the way of the world when a false report about one of the sport’s top stars surfaces. Yes, you read that correctly: Crosby was not arrested, which is making as much news as if he was arrested.
Anywho, Twitter seemed to have a fun time with the non-news. After all, this is a guy who still lived with Mario Lemieux (unconfirmed: in a race car bed?) even after winning a Stanley Cup and league MVP. Here are some of the best reactions from the Twitterverse on Wednesday.
Sidney Crosby has never done a single thing in his entire life, he literally just plays hockey. What could you even arrest him for.
— Katie (@hoodedhawks) September 3, 2014
Sidney Crosby arrested? Come on… The guy doesn’t even hit anybody. https://t.co/KTyLH0w3S3
— Daniel Schara (@dschara36) September 3, 2014
Could we get a new Sidney Crosby is arrested fake news story in a different city each week? My feed right now is golden.
— Chloe M (@KloKlo) September 3, 2014
I think we can rule out Sidney Crosby getting arrested for assault because when was the last time he hit ANYBODY?
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) September 3, 2014
Finally I have something in common with Sidney Crosby because I didn’t get arrested last night either!
— Myra (@myra_mc) September 3, 2014
Pretty disappointed at Sidney Crosby for not getting arrested this morning
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) September 3, 2014
“SIDNEY CROSBY WAS ARRESTED FOR BEING A BEAUTIFUL HUMAN”- fan girls
— Beth (@pghgirl15222) September 3, 2014
FYI, Sidney Crosby also wasn’t arrested in Moose Jaw, Moncton, Nunavut or New Orleans.
— Shelly Anderson (@pgshelly) September 3, 2014
This just in, Sidney Crosby was arrested for not holding the door for someone. Police drop charges because he said Sorry. #Canadiancrimes
— ↑ ↑↓ ↓← → ← →B A (@chachisays) September 3, 2014
Sidney Crosby when he wakes up this morning and finds out he got fake arrested tonight. pic.twitter.com/O1HuKjbKq0
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) September 3, 2014
Should have known all along Sidney Crosby wouldn’t do anything interesting enough to be arrested.
— Andrew Bucholtz (@AndrewBucholtz) September 3, 2014
Good lord, even Sidney Crosby arrest stories are boring.
— Jibblescribbits (@Jibblescribbits) September 3, 2014
A worried Vail citizen calls the police, it sounds like his neighbour is dying! Police arrive and find Sidney Crosby giggling hysterically.
— Nina (@bingeling) September 3, 2014