Denver man says three Avalanche fans jumped him because hes gay

A diehard Boston Bruins fan thought he was engaging in some friendly postgame banter with some Avalanche fans following a game at Ball Arena on Jan. 26. But according to Caiden Shaw, that would be far from the case.

Shaw was outside of Brooklyn’s at Ball Arena after the game when he says three men approached him. Shaw says the exchange escalated from banter and was no longer about hockey, but rather focused on his sexual orientation.

According to Shaw, the three men approached him, and one of them positioned himself face-to-face with Shaw, calling him a homophobic slur. Shaw says he nudged the man out of fear to create space between them.

“From there, they tackled me to the ground and were calling me [homophobic slur], gay,” Shaw said. “My head was in my arms, and I was kind of in a ball while they were kicking me.”

The Denver Police Department confirmed their Bias Motivated Crime Unit is investigating the matter.

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