CALGARY (660 NEWS) – In a sport filled with puck talk, hooking, and roughing, it’s often the fans who have the biggest potty mouths.
A study by casino.org took a deep dive into the language used by each fanbase to figure out whose are the most vulgar.
The company analyzed each team’s subreddit and tallied up the number of profane words per 100 subscribers.
So who came out as the most vulgar fan base? At just over 73 obscene words per 100 fans, it’s the C of Red; Calgary Flames fans that took the top spot.
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The website said the Flames had a rollercoaster 2019/20 season dealing with injuries, inconsistent play, and the resignation of coach Bill Peters after a scandal involving his use of racist slurs.
Fans were also asked to rank who they perceive as having the most profane fans. About 400 fans were polled online, with 37 per cent pointing the finger at the Boston Bruins as the most vulgar fanbase, and Philadelphia in second.
On that list, only 3.9 per cent of fans believed Calgary had the most vulgar fans, with Winnipeg right at the bottom with less than one per cent.
The study also examined how many times each team dropped the gloves on average per season.
While the number of fights has dramatically decreased over the past 20 years, Flames players still got into lots of fisticuffs, with an average of 45 fights per season since 2000.
That placed Calgary second on that list one shy of Anaheim with an average of 46 fights.