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Jaromir Jagr surprises nosy photographer with sandwich (Video)

As you could imagine, Jaromir Jagr is a pretty popular fella in his home country of the Czech Republic. So now that he’s back overseas preparing for the 2016-17 NHL season, the paparazzi over there can’t help but want to snag a photograph of the hockey legend.

One such inspired photographer decided to wait outside Jagr’s home earlier this month to snap a shot of the 44-year-old Florida Panthers forward and his girlfriend, Veronika. He was so determined for a snapshot, he was willing to wait a very long time.

After a while, Jagr went outside to speak to him. When it appeared the man wouldn’t be leaving anytime soon, Jagr wanted to make sure his visitor didn’t starve, so he had a snack prepared for him.

When Jagr approached the photographer with the meal, he explained, “You deserve this for your patience. Hockey taught me to respect my opponents.”

Jagr, who just won his 12th Golden Hockey Stick award as the best Czech player, asked the photographer, “Are you proud of what you do? Are not you ashamed of the way you make money? This is not to snap a few photos, it's more spying.”

Hopefully the photographer enjoyed his meal and will leave Jagr and his girflriend alone for the rest of the summer.

To end his video, Jagr noted, “It's not always fun to be popular.” 

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Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!



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