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Kings get into hot water on Twitter during Sharks game

Kevin Ryder of KROQ's 'Kevin & Bean' morning show fills in as a guest on the Kings' Twitter account, with embarrassing results for the team.

May 22, 2013|By Chris Foster
  • Kevin Ryder of KROQ's "Kevin & Bean" morning show took over the Kings' Twitter account during Tuesday's game, but the messages he sent out prompted the organization to issue an apology.
Kevin Ryder of KROQ's "Kevin & Bean" morning show… (Jamie Rector / For The Times )

The Kings' official Twitter account received a game misconduct penalty Tuesday … from the Kings' front office.

Kevin Ryder, of KROQ's "Kevin & Bean" morning show, handled the Twitter posts for the Kings' Stanley Cup playoff game against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. He took over after the first period, with embarrassing results for the team.

At one point Ryder made light of sexual assault when describing a play that happened in front of the San Jose Sharks' net when the Kings' Anze Kopitar was knocked to the ice.

Complaints poured in via reply tweets. The Kings deleted the tweet and went into damage control, tweeting: "We apologize for the tweets that came from a guest of our organization. They were inappropriate and do not reflect the LA Kings."

Ryder's other handiwork included ripping the Ducks and the Sharks, as well as lashing out at his family in an attempt at humor.

Ryder later posted tweets on his own account about the incident, with an apology for his choice of words: "I wish I had used different words. If you were hurt by me, I'm sorry. I get angry when groups like Deadspin see it as kindling to make a fire for themselves. That's worse than my choice of words."

chris.foster@latimes.com

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