Out of the Shark Zone, Feb. 12, 2019

Can thrown at Gronkowski’s head during parade

The city of Boston seems to love throwing beer cans at its champions. On Tuesday, February 5, the New England Patriots rode through the city of Boston on Duck Boats during their championship parade. During the parade, a fan threw a beer can that hit Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in the face. The can left a small cut by one of his eyebrows. A similar incident happened a few months prior during the Red Sox victory parade to team manager Alex Cora. That incident prompted Boston mayor to warn Patriots fans to not throw anything at the team.

Lindsey Vonn crashes during opening race

On February 1, Olympic downhill skier Lindsey Vonn announced that the final event of her career would be at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Are, Sweden. The first race of this event was on Tuesday, February 5. The race was the Super G (giant slalom), which happens to be one of Vonn’s specialties. During the race, the skier clipped a gate and ended up airborne, landing on her front and sliding into the netting on the side of the trail. She managed to get up and ski the rest of the way down. Her very last race will take place on Sunday, February 10 before she officially retires from racing.

Body recovered from Emiliano Sala plane crash

On Wednesday, February 6, a body was recovered from Cardiff City football player Emiliano Sala’s plane crash. The plane was found in the English Channel on Sunday, February 3. It has not been announced if the body is the football player’s body or the body of the pilot. According to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, “The operation was carried out in as dignified a way as possible and the families were kept informed of progress.” Recovery of the wreckage was unsuccessful as the weather quickly turned poor.

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