UPDATE: Hockey fans give standing ovation for player who killed opponent with ice skate blade; now charged with manslaughter

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British Sheffield Steelers hockey fans gave player Matt Petgrave a sustained standing ovation when his photo appeared on the arena’s big screen, two weeks after his high kick caused the death of opposing player Adam Johnson from a skate blade to the neck.

The Steelers returned to Utilita Arena Sheffield on Sunday for their first home game since the deadly incident that killed Nottingham Panthers player and former U.S. NHL member Adam Johnson on October 28.

The 8,000 fans jamming the rink gave the team a standing ovation to show their support as the game opened. Petgrave, though, was not present and did not play on Sunday. He has been out of the public eye since his bloody strike against Johnson, the Daily Mail reported.

In the video, when Petgrave’s image appeared on the large screen in the arena, the fans rose to their feet to offer a standing ovation as a demonstration of their support for the player. The South Yorkshire Police have reportedly initiated an investigation into the death of Johnson. Recent updates indicate they will be charging him with manslaughter.

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