Blackhawk Dave Bolland Apologizes For Retweeting Call For Gary Bettman's Death
Itís no secret National Hockey League players arenít overly pleased with commissioner Gary Bettman at the moment. The lockout has already flushed a good percentage of the season down the toilet, and at this point, hope of a speedy resolution is minimal. Most of the players have kept their animosity and gripes to themselves, but Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland has never been known for his tact.
A few years ago, the Stanley Cup champion got in trouble for referring to enemies Daniel and Henrik Sedin as ďsistersĒ, and now, heís gotten in trouble for retweeting a fan who called for commissioner Bettmanís death. According to ESPN, one of Bollandís followers sent along a message saying, ďcan I get a RT for wanting Bettman dead?Ē Not long after, the forward answered the plea and retweeted the message.
Not surprisingly, Bolland thought better of the decision soon after, deleted the evidence and over the weekend, apologized for what happened.
"It was a mistake, I never meant to retweet that out. I like to retweet for a lot of my fans, and I just retweeted the wrong thing. I feel bad about it."
I have a hard time believing anything about this was an accident, but regardless, itís actually nice to see thereís plenty of frustration coming out of some of the players. Having two work stoppages in under a decade is pathetic. Owners, players, commissioneróshame on everyone involved.
Most of us arenít wishing for anyoneís death, but we are wishing for some damn hockey.