Mike Milbury may want to wait awhile before coming back to Nashville.
After dishing out some controversial comments about Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (again) in Game 5, some fans showed up to Game 6 on Sunday night with anti-Milbury signs. NBC tried to cover up the negative publicity by offering hats for signs, but that didn’t do much to quiet the fans who believe Milbury should be removed from his post with NBC.
Shortly after Nashville’s defeat, Milbury was analyzing the result from a location within Bridgestone Arena when one fan chose to serenade him with some NSFW heckling.
It’s a little tricky to make out exactly what the fan is yelling, but there is a clear “get the f*** out of Nashville,” as well as a “f*** you,” thrown in for good measure.
Milbury appeared to be startled by the fan yelling below him and completely lost his train of thought. It’s unclear whether the fan gave up yelling or if someone ushered him along, but Milbury soon regained his focus and finished his analysis. He should be pretty used to some verbal abuse by now considering he has received plenty of it across his time in hockey.
Of course, this isn’t the first fun confrontation Milbury has had with a fan. Consider this clip from a few decades ago when Milbury (#26) went into the stands and hit a fan with his own shoe.