Flyers star Jakub Voracek known as a reporter a “weasel” throughout a surprising tirade Friday evening.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Mike Sielski, who was vital of Voracek final October, requested the 31-year ahead whether or not this unprecedented season felt totally different.
Appearing agitated as Sielski spoke, Voracek buried his head in his fingers and responded, “Doesn’t matter what I say, Mike, you’re gonna write f–king shit each time.”
Teammate Travis Konecky, who shared a podium with Voracek through the video name, practically spit out his drink.
Voracek then mentioned this season did really feel “totally different,” paused, and proceeded to additional scold Sielski.
“I wasn’t even gonna reply your query, you’re such a weasel it’s not even humorous,” Voracek, a Czech native, mentioned. “Next query.”
The two gamers briefly giggled as one other reporter started asking a query concerning the Flyers’ 5-2 win over the rival Penguins.
Sielski, in an interview with the Philadelphia-based web site Crossing Broad, steered Voracek’s anger could have stemmed from a column he wrote final season when the Flyers have been 5-5-1 and coming off back-to-back lopsided columns.
Sielski wrote that Voracek and teammate James van Riemsdyk have been laughing whereas head coach Alain Vigneault urged his “prime gamers to prepared the ground for us.”
He mentioned he apologized and up to date the column after the Flyers’ public relations division reached out “as a result of they thought I used to be writing that Voracek and van Riemsdyk have been laughing at Alain Vigneault.”
If Voracek was certainly laughing at his coach, Sielski wrote within the up to date column, “Well, Vigneault already has dropped Voracek to the fourth line as soon as this season, and possibly it’s time for a Flyers head coach to level out the constraints of the 2 gamers the franchise has for years regarded and handled as indispensable,” the opposite participant being captain Claude Giroux.
Sielski, who has been a sports activities columnist for the Inquirer for seven years, mentioned he provided to “easy issues over” with Voracek, however it’s unclear whether or not he ever received the prospect. Last season was paused in March because of the Corona Virus pandemic, and the media’s entry has dwindled with in-person interviews off-limits.
Sielski defended himself Saturday morning as tweets of him showing to criticize Voracek previously resurfaced.
One tweet from Sielski in 2016 reads, “The #Flyers are collapsing, and it’s Jake Voracek’s fault. My column:”
He mentioned that the tweet was written in jest.
“There’s no column,” he mentioned, it’s a “joke I make on a regular basis.”
The Flyers entered this season, which started three months later than traditional and is not like every other because of the COVID-19 outbreak, as a preferred decide to win the Stanley Cup.
Voracek, who’s within the fifth 12 months of an eight-year contract value $66 million, had two assists in Friday’s win.