Ryan Ellis was traded to the Flyers on Saturday.
To be specific, hockey player Ryan Ellis, who had spent the last decade with the Nashville Predators, was traded to the Flyers on Saturday.
The distinction is important, because Ryan Ellis, the racing car driver, is a big fan of Capitals. And that made a funny reaction to Ryan Ellis, the hockey player, who was traded to the Flyers.
However, it wasn’t just the tweet, and that’s where things took a more comical turn, as Ellis, the host followed a GIF of Gritty …
…which threw off the social team at Bleacher Report, who threw up a push notification that the “new Philly d-man” was “ready to fight Gritty.”
Part of what happened here is that Ryan Ellis, the hockey player, is not on Twitter, while Ryan Ellis, the race car driver, lists “Hockey Player” in his Twitter bio. Because he is a hockey player. A beer league hockey player, and also a former member of the ice hockey team and roller hockey team at George Mason University.
The other Ryan Ellises on Twitter did not have a reaction to the trade news. Not u editor and writer in Austin, not the tax lobbyist and Patriots fan, not the family man of Arkansas, and not the Chicago surgeon.
It doesn’t help that Ryan Ellis of the Flyers was born in 1991, while Ryan Ellis of the Runway was born in 1989. Even more confusing is that another Ryan Ellis was born in 1989 – in Canada, not in California, as and driver of a race car. era – he played 39 games for the Durham Fury of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League in 2006-07. He doesn’t even seem to be on Twitter.