Predators' Ryan Johansen Once Autographed a Fan's Birth Control Kit
That's a new one.
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Fans will often go to extreme measures to get close to their favourite professional athletes. From frisky field streakers to deranged autograph seekers, players having to deal with some really weird shit is just part of the gig.
ESPN recently dove into the topic and asked several players around the NHL to name the worst thing a fan has ever said to them. Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen had one of the greatest interview answers of all time while sharing the strangest encounter he's had with a fan.
"I had a girl, I think she was 19 or 20, in Columbus come up to me—it was an autograph signing. And she puts this thing on the table and said, 'Can you sign this, please?' I said, 'What is this?' said Johansen.
"And she said, 'Oh, that's my birth control kit.' And I was, 'Excuse me?' She said, 'Yeah, it's my birth-control kit.' And it was like a big line, crowded area, and I was like, do I sign this? So I ended up signing. It was funny. We were laughing."
Signing someone's contraceptives is certainly not an everyday occurrence for professional athletes, but when it happens, it's good to see players handling themselves like professionals on and off the ice.
Man, fans are weird.