The death of Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull has brought back good and bad memories.
His grandson, Jude Hull, the son of Hall of Famer Brett Hull, doesn’t appreciate the latter being spilled on social media right after his grandfather’s death, which was announced Monday. He turned 84.
Hull himself took to social media to comment on the situation.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS REPORT ON FOXNEWS.COM
“You can have any opinion about my grandfather and his past. If I don’t want to air it all 12 hours after he passed, I want to puke. I hope those tweets help you sleep better at night,” he wrote.
While Hull was well ahead of his time on the ice, he was not in good standing off it.
Hull faced domestic violence allegations from two of his three wives with figure skater Joanne McKay, his second wife, claiming he held her over a balcony in Hawaii in 1966 and threatened her with a loaded shotgun in 1978.
RANGERS GUARANTEE WEARING LGBTQ THEMED WARMUP JERSEYS ON PRIDE NIGHT
Hull’s third wife, Deborah, filed suit against him after an incident in 1984, but she later dropped it. But Hull pleaded guilty after waving at the police officer who arrested him while those charges were ongoing. He had to pay a $150 fine and was under court supervision for six months.
That wasn’t all. Hull received a lot of backlash after telling The Moscow Times that the black population in the United States was growing too fast and that “Hitler had good ideas. He just went a little too far.”
Hull denied making those comments and said he would sue The Moscow Times and The Toronto Sun, which reprinted parts of the original article.
The Chicago Blackhawks, where Hull spent 15 seasons from 1957 to 1972, announced last year that they would no longer need his services as team ambassador, though they said it was due to redefining the role following the death of Sam Mikita in 2018 and Tony Esposito in 2021.
The Blackhawks released a statement after Hull’s death, saying: “We extend our deepest condolences to the Hull family. The Hull family have asked for privacy at this difficult time. They appreciate the sympathy that has been sent their way. “
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CEO JAMES DOLAN THREATS TO STOP ALCOHOL SALES AT RANGERS GAME
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman also called Hull “a true superstar with a gregarious personality”.
“When Bobby Hull was ready to take a slapshot, fans across the NHL stood in anticipation and opposing goaltenders braced themselves,” said Bettman. “In his prime, there was no more prolific goal scorer in hockey.”
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Hull finished with 610 goals and 560 assists for a total of 1,170 points in his 16-year NHL career. He also played in the WHA for seven seasons, amassing a total of 638 points there as well.