Joe Thornton’s racy quote lights up Twitter

San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

    San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has been the talk of the hockey world since his controversial four-goal performance Tuesday night.

    That was until teammate Joe Thornton stole the spotlight from the Sharks’ rookie Thursday, after uttering this response to a question posed by reporters to Patrick Marleau in the Sharks dressing room, as reported by the Vancouver Province.

    “Shut up, have you ever played the game?”

    He then added:

    “I’d have my c— out if I scored four goals. I’d have my c— out, stroking it.”

    As you can imagine, it didn’t take long for the Twittervserse to weigh in on Thornton’s comments.