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The Toronto Media Continues To Embarrass Themselves

Published January 5, 2024 at 4:35 PM

Despite a glaring error in judgment, The Toronto Sun opts to stand by its questionable decision rather than admit the mistake. Following the Toronto Maple Leafs' 2-1 overtime victory against the Anaheim Ducks, the Sun's Lance Hornby crafted a headline that came off as elitist, stating, "Auston Matthews saves day in OT after no-name goalie vexes Maple Leafs."

The goalie in question, Lukas Dostal, had a remarkable performance, making an impressive 55 saves, a career-high for the emerging talent. Predictably, social media erupted with criticism, even drawing a rebuke from the Anaheim Ducks' official account.

In a continued display of defiance, today's headline from The Sun perpetuates the verbal spat with the Ducks and disgruntled fans, including those supporting the Leafs. The piece features an excerpt attempting to justify the initial headline, highlighting a complimentary tone and praise from Leafs star Auston Matthews, the game-winning goal scorer.

The main news, The Toronto Sun's refusal to backtrack and the ongoing controversy, is strategically placed at the end, building anticipation and emphasizing the publication's stance on the matter.

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