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."
Regardless of anything he may have accomplished on the ice, Austin Krause's high school hockey career will undoubtedly be best remembered for the way he screwed over his own team at the end of his Senior Night game last night.

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: 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.

:::: 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.

My hockey season is over. I did it for myself. [Like my status] if you think the coaches should quit:)
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:
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.

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meskitoe
meskitoe

for starters the young man is not going to college i know that first hand,he has never planned on going, plus this was all pre planned and approved by team members, because if it wasnt pre planned there would be no video of it, the only video was that of a female friend, there was also a cheering section at that end of the rink for this, and lastly those who opened the gate well he was skating backwards had knowledge of this because the gate is never opened that fast during a game i know so i use to play the game

daveallen957
daveallen957

Good luck getting on a hockey team in college.  Who would want you on their team?

neetvoorjehees
neetvoorjehees

"I did it for myself," he reports. That's good, because anybody who googles his name in the future will find this video and his self-righteous rant. Over the years this will save dozens of potential employers, friends, mates, etc. the trouble of finding out first-hand what a self-centered prick he is.

mz55431
mz55431

Seems like he was playing about half the games, about half the minutes and he got the start on Senior Night.  Given that it doesn't look like either kid was out hugely out performing the other what's the complaint?

"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."

wade_1963
wade_1963

There are bad coaches for sure.  But this kid is so screwed up make a statement about a coach this way.  He did this cowardly act to the community of Farmington, his High School, his team and his teammates.  Guess who looks like a dick (Krause) and who looks reasonable? (the coach).    He says on his Facebook page he wants to be a Marine - good luck - he's the last guy I would want next to me in a Uniform.

guernz
guernz

This young man deserves some sort of punishment from school.  A 10 day suspension sounds a little harsh.  He should have a few weeks of detention, but damaging him academically in addition to the damage he's done to himself seems a little over the top to me.  Kids do dumb things, he isn't going to realize how much or for how long he's hurt himself for some time.  2 weeks off from school and possibly not graduating on time doesn't make sense.

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

Maybe this kid was being a selfish crybaby.  But you know, he got suspended from school--not the hockey team, SCHOOL--for 2 WEEKS.  If you beat the living crap our of a kid, you get suspended for a couple of days.  If you videotape a team mate having sex with an underaged girl and put it on the internet, like the hockey team did iin Maple Grove, you only get suspended from the team for a couple of games; maybe no suspension at all from school..

This kid would have gotten a lighter suspension for (Let's look at District Guidelines, shall we): having a weapon at school; a bomb threat; fighting, possession, use or sale of alcohol or drugs at school; bullying; defiance, verbal abuse; harassment; tobacco; vandalism; trespassing; pulling a fire alarm; among other offenses.  Yes, he might be recommended for expulsion over the weapon.  But the suspension is 5 days.

But if you cause the all-glorious team to lose a game and throw a middle finger at the all-hallowed coach, you get kicked off the team for good and suspended from school for 2 WEEKS.

This kid might be a jerk.  But that school has some fucked-up priorities.

gregseth619
gregseth619

What a crybaby little bitch. It was a cowardly move, he threw his team under the bus, and he's a disgrace to the sport. Hockey is bigger than one little kid's problems, and he handled it WRONG. I've played for 20+ years and I'll be the first to say that he will never play again, as any team that finds out who he is will give him the boot.


And judging by the fact that he's a senior and very much ILLITERATE, I can say good riddance. See you at the drive-through when you're super-sizing my fries. Good luck taking that attitude with you when you move out of your parents house and have to report to a boss.

CasSandra Hatch-Klug
CasSandra Hatch-Klug

When I first saw this I thought if that was my kid I'd be horrified, but the more I read about it, the more I'd like to give that kid a HUGE pat on the back!!!!!

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

This is awesome...I should have done this in high school.

Michael Brouillette
Michael Brouillette

Good for him at least he was Man enough to do what he felt was right

Joe Strom
Joe Strom

You, sir, can go fuck yourself. Del Shane Kevin Paul

Paige Benda
Paige Benda

CasSandra Hatch-Klug - his parents must be proud.......lol....could you imagine?????

Eric Kanzenbach
Eric Kanzenbach

Pretty rational words ... He must be catching a LOT of heat. I hope he gets his ass kicked at school.

Betsy Blackhawk
Betsy Blackhawk

Seriously that asshole made a decision to act like a classless player and doesn't know the meaning of 'team'. THIS is the reason why this generation is pumping out kids with SHITTY attitudes and entitlement. Quit putting sports players on pedestals. And attention PARENTS: teach your kids some RESPECT. This "KID" still has complete control over his own actions. STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR HIM. No wonder society is filled with "ME ME ME ALL ABOUT ME" assholes. It seems DRAMA is the only way people pay attention. So pathetic. He made the choice, he needs to experience the consequences. Good luck in life with an attitude like that....

Tim Charest
Tim Charest

Hey kid, sometimes life's tough and it's not always fair. Get over it!

Pinko Thinker
Pinko Thinker

Seriously, hockey sucks. Why are you watching this? Get a life.

Mike B. Sticha
Mike B. Sticha

We should be more up in arms regarding his poor grammar/writing skills.

meskitoe
meskitoe

@mz55431 when you sit a player on the bench his skills deteriorate, Krause was a highly ranked junior goalie last year by minnesota hockey, plus all the games krause played this year were top 20 ranked teams if the other goalie played in those games they would have been blowouts and the other goalies stats would not be that good, if the coach wanted him to get experience he should have put him in some of these pressure cooker games instead of cream puff games

meskitoe
meskitoe

@wade_1963 i would be his battle buddy any day he has balls and a spine unlike our president and most people making comments about this,

wade_1963
wade_1963

You're wrong about the incidents at school.  Bring a knife to school and you're out - you're most likely looking for a new school or going through a ton of hoops to get back in.   There may be light consequences in rare cases -but with liability the way it is nowadays - schools are usually erring on the side of longer suspensions and expulsions to protect themselves.  This kid did this to the community and the school - he THREW a regulation HS game that the school and the community support financially and other in a big way.  10 days is very reasonable.

meskitoe
meskitoe

@gregseth619 he didnt throw the team under the bus, they were in on it,he requested there permission to do it and they went along for the ride 

gregseth619
gregseth619

@CasSandra Hatch-Klug for being a coward and a crybaby? Congrats. Maybe the two of you can cry about how unfair life is and how you never get a break, even though people better than you at what you do get more ice time and make more money than you at their jobs.

sgrubbs73
sgrubbs73

@digitalprotocol is everybody a dumb hick to you? every time I read comments you calling someone a dumb hick.

mbaskfield
mbaskfield

I wonder what his take would be if this was a bad boss or family issues......I'm certian you have had these situations Michael and would deal with them as part of life and how he wants to be remembered.  In this generation of "what about me only" this guy didn't give a shit about his team mates and everyone else who counted on him. When he whines about being a better goalie than the other guy......it usually means the opposite

gregseth619
gregseth619

@Michael Brouillette being a coward and a crybaby is manly?

gregseth619
gregseth619

@Travis DjSkizzo Cameron what more do you need to know, moron?

mbaskfield
mbaskfield

I agree Paige.  Did you know it was his dad that opened the door to let him off the rink.  Classless act and classless family

gregseth619
gregseth619

@Pinko Thinker says the kid behind his mom's keyboard

gregseth619
gregseth619

@Mike B. Sticha THANK YOU!!! Right? He's a senior in high school and has the linguistic skills of an 8 year old?

bruceusa2086
bruceusa2086

@meskitoe   President Obama has balls but the current Speaker of the House of Representatives has no balls, and not only that he would rather see our country fiances go over the cliff than see a balanced budget. President Obama would rather see that we have a balanced budget, while the Speaker of the HoR would rather see our economy collapse. President Obama believes that the rich should pay more in taxes, while the Speaker of the House would rather see the poor go bankrupt after paying taxes.

wade_1963
wade_1963

except when his Commander selects another Marine for the recon mission he wanted (and with his delusions thinks he's the most qualified for) and then he goes balistic on his own unit to get back at the Commander.  Enjoy your time with him then.

cags777
cags777

@wade_1963 Then man-up and actually join instead of acting like some pathetic chickenhawk.

bruceusa2086
bruceusa2086

@wade_1963 10 days is not reasonable.....what if he accidently shot the puck in the wrong net? would that warrant a 10 day suspension for causing your team to lose a game even though you flipped off the coach. sounds a little harsh...I would have made him ineligible for the school prom or to attend the graduation.

dylanegan02
dylanegan02

@gregseth619 The kid played all the tough games of the year. Against top teams in the league. Had he gotten half of the other goalies starts they could have had a much better season. Stats don't reflect everything and if you knew hockey well enough you would realize that. You give your senior goalie the starts out of respect and reputation, he was ranked a top goalie in hs hockey last year. It was the last game of his hockey career, I wouldn't call him a cry baby, he knew what he was doing and he did it. That's not being a coward. 

bruceusa2086
bruceusa2086

@mbaskfield there are only two classes...........there's first class and there's no class but you might wanna be careful with that one cuz its an antique.

meskitoe
meskitoe

@gregseth619 i guess you can blame that on what they teach our kids in school, besides Obama will give him an A+ in linguistics

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