Austin Krause, angry Farmington goalie, explains why he screwed his own team
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|Krause: "[I]t's just a game get over it."|
SEE ALSO: Angry Farmington goalie intentionally scores own goal, flips off own team as he skates away [VIDEO]
Krause, a senior at Farmington High school, tied the game with three minutes left by intentionally scoring in his own net, then flipped the bird to his bench and skated off the ice (click link above to see the footage).
As the video went viral, Krause took to Twitter to explain himself.
Here's what he said:
Thanks to everyone for being there, I think the coaches are dumb founded on what happen:)-- austin krause (@rider_600) February 13, 2013
Go ahead talk shit about me I don't care the time was coming to a end-- austin krause (@rider_600) February 13, 2013
Idc about how many ppl are talking shit or starting rumors it's just a game get over it-- austin krause (@rider_600) February 13, 2013
Less then 2minalready in the office-- austin krause (@rider_600) February 13, 2013
It's unclear whether the 10-day suspension Krause refers to is from school or from the hockey squad, though one can only assume last night's tirade means he quit the team [Update -- Krause's suspension is indeed from school, according to new reports]. Internet celebrity comes with a price, apparently.
10 day suspension-- austin krause (@rider_600) February 13, 2013
:::: UPDATE ::::
A report in the Farmington Independent shares a Facebook post Krause published after the game. Here it is:
They played this sophomore goalie for the starter, he was terrible, I would try and talk to the coaches about this and tell them I want playing time but they never really listen to me or gave me a chance to show them that I'm a better goalie but still wouldn't trust me so I had it it with I asked a few of my players if they care if I did it and they didn't care they thought it would be funny so at the third period they dumped it in I stopped it put in my net started to skate off then flicked the coaches not the team the coaches then I saluted them then got off.One parent quoted in the Independent report says Krause "got the shaft," as coaches this season played younger players in preparation for the team's debut in the South Suburban Conference next year. But the stats don't show that Krause was clearly superior to his sophomore competition. From the Independent:
My hockey season is over. I did it for myself. [Like my status] if you think the coaches should quit:)
Krause played 492 minutes in goal this season and had a record of 5-4-1 as the starter. His goals-against average was 2.8 and he stopped 87.7 percent of opponents' shots. Sophomore Gage Overby has logged about 548 minutes while earning a 5-5 record, a 2.42 goals-against average and a 90.1 save percentage.