Los Angeles Kings apologize for rape joke posted on Twitter

San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) makes a third period save on Los Angeles Kings center Anze...

San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) makes a third period save on Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) during Game 4 of their NHL Western Conference semi-final playoff hockey game in San Jose, California May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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, Last Updated: 1:58 PM ET

The Los Angeles Kings have apologized after a post on their official Twitter page Tuesday night caused an online firestorm.

The tweet, which came from local L.A. radio DJ Kevin Ryder who was a guest writer during the Kings playoff game against the San Jose Sharks, read as follows:

"(Sharks' T.J.) Galiardi, gets a penalty for running over (Kings goalie Jonathan) Quick. Power Play Kings. (Kings' Anze) Kopitar just got sexually assaulted in front of (Sharks goalie) Niemi."

The tweet was taken down shortly afterwards.

The Kings posted an apology approximately 30 minutes later on their Twitter account that read: "We apologize for the tweets that came from a guest of our organization. They were inappropriate and do not reflect the LA Kings."

 

 


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