WATCH: Auston Matthews calls Steve Simmons for ‘unethical’ report on positive COVID-19 test


It was a night of a few wins for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but there was a post-game moment that deserved to be celebrated.

After their loss to Columbus on Sunday night, Auston Matthews answered a question from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun and, in a calm, articulate response, let him know he didn’t appreciate Simmons running away in an “anti- the ethics ”of Matthews’ positive COVID-19 news. test in June before answering the question put to him.

First of all, it’s unfortunate that I’m getting a question from you at this point, Steve. I just wanted to say that I didn’t appreciate the article you wrote about me a few months ago. I thought it was a little unethical, to be honest.

Despite reports of positive tests on more than half a dozen other NHL teams, only one player has been publicly identified by the media.

Thankfully, Matthews made a full recovery from the virus and was one of the few bright spots on the ice for the Leafs in a 2-0 loss to Columbus in Game 1.


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