Charges dropped against Leaf fan

Linesman Greg Devorski and a rink attendant collect a paper waffle thrown onto the ice after...

Linesman Greg Devorski and a rink attendant collect a paper waffle thrown onto the ice after Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores. (REUTERS/Mike Cassese)

KEVIN CONNOR, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:25 PM ET

TORONTO - A waffle throwing Toronto Maple Leafs fan has had criminal charges against him dropped.

Leafs fan Joe Robb, 31, was charged with mischief to property on Dec. 20 after he threw waffles onto the ice at the Air Canada Centre while the Leafs were playing Atlanta.

“I love it man. I don’t think I should have been charged at all. People praise them and throw roses on the ice and don’t get thrown out. You should be able to show your frustration as well,” Robb said.

“Facing a criminal record for throwing waffles is a joke.”

Robb was given five hours of community service.

“There is a little sports place near my house where kids play soccer so maybe I can do something there,” he said.

But Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment still plans to ban Robb from their venues for life.

“If I go there I could be charged with trespassing. I'm going to call them to see if we can work something out,” he said.


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