Video: This NHL referee calls a foul in a pretty unique style 7 years ago

Video: This NHL referee calls a foul in a pretty unique style

This hockey referee gives the best explanation for a penalty that we've heard yet

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One of our favourite things about American sports is that the referees often explain their decision on the loudspeaker system in the stadium after they've penalised a team or player. It helps to avoid confusion and lets the crowd know what the ref called for, or, in this case, it's just darn funny.

This referee with a bit of personality in the NHL this weekend gave a fairly accurate description of what the penalty he'd called was for, sending Shawn Horcoff to the box for a few minutes to think about what he'd done.

The reason? "You can't do that". True enough.

Hat-tip to Deadspin for the video