St. Louis Blues fan, angry over missed call, hopes to raise money for blind
An angry St. Louis Blues fan is trying to turn the pain of a blown call that cost his team a playoff game Wednesday night into a fundraiser.
John Randall, a fan from Chesterfield, Mo., has started a GoFundMe page in honor of Marc Joanette, the referee who missed a blatant hand pass that led to an Erik Karlsson goal and a 5-4 overtime win for the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
He is asking for donations, hoping to raise $7,000 for the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Sharks win Game 3 in OT despite clear hand pass before GWG pic.twitter.com/1qJZWL30E1
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 16, 2019
Meanwhile, in New Jersey, a sportsbook is refunding money bet on the Blues to win the game. The book calls the refund a “Good Karma Payout.”
“The Sharks have been the beneficiary of a few questionable calls throughout the playoffs, which probably only further incensed Blues backers,” CEO Johnny Aitken said via Twitter. “Hopefully this Good Karma Payout eases their frustrations a bit.”
Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .