NHL enforcer's 13-year-old sister goes toe to toe with Keith Olbermann on Twitter
JAN 16, 2014 8:25p ET
Tom Sestito, 29, is an NHL enforcer with the Vancouver Canucks.
With 152 penalty minutes entering Thursday's action, Sestito is earning his keep this season — in that odd, hockey way that a player can be considered doing a good job by leading his sport in what is essentially a negative statistic.
Monday against the Los Angeles Kings, he was seemingly looking to settle a score from a previous incident and ignited a brouhaha when he jumped the Kings' reluctant forward Jordan Nolan immediately after the puck was dropped on a first-period faceoff . . .
The result from Sestito's one second of ice time Monday? Twenty-seven penalty minutes, the tally below:
- 2-minute instigator penalty
- 5-minute major for fighting
- 10-minute misconduct
- Game misconduct
Sestito's tough-guy tactics in the Canucks' 1-0 loss made him the target of ESPN's Keith Olbermann, who dubbed the rugged Sestito his "Worst Person in the Sports World" on Tuesday night's episode of "Olbermann."
Coming to the defense of the 6-5, 228-pound fighter out of Rome, NY? Victoria, Sestito's 13-year-old sister, responded by getting her bro's back in a back-and-forth with Olbermann in what became Twitter gold . . .