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NHL player claims he was punched in Toronto for saying he'd vote for Donald Trump

A Canadian hockey player is causing quite the stir on Twitter today after claiming he was punched in Toronto for saying he would vote for Donald Trump. 

London-raised Logan Couture, captain of the San Jose Sharks, tweeted this morning that he was in Toronto talking about voting for the Republican Party Tuesday night when he was "sucker punched."

Couture later clarified that he doesn't actually vote, and couldn't even vote for President Trump due to his Canadian citizenship.

Still, he claims he was assaulted for simply mentioning that his dad was a police officer and saying he "would" vote Republican if he could.

Other than Couture's tweet, there's currently no evidence to prove that he was assaulted, such as video footage of the incident or a police report.

And many are saying they simply find the story too far-fetched to believe. 

"You don't have to believe any word I say for the rest of my life. But that's the honest truth," said Couture to one naysayer who tweeted that the story seems fabricated.

Many hockey fans, on the other hand, are more concerned with Couture's beliefs than whether or not he was actually punched. 

Former fans are denouncing the hockey player in droves, pointing out that supporting Trump essentially means you support racism, bigotry, sexism, misogyny and the systemic oppression of minorities. 

Some have also noted that Couture's recent statement on anti-Black racism in hockey holds a lot less meaning now that he's revealed his political beliefs. 

"I just don't see why you would vote for Trump if you're anti-racist," wrote one Twitter user. "Kinda contradicts itself. You can't throw out all those pretty words of support for your black teammates and then vote for a party that systematically oppresses them."

"You made a statement on BLM and racism where you said you were only 'scraping the surface' of the problem and that it 'desperately needs fixing' (ur words)," wrote another. "So was that bullshit, manipulation, or do you not understand that supporting Trump is supporting white supremacy?"

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