Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, is not amused. Nor are the great majority of the country’s devoted hockey fans after the following humorously intended @LAKings tweet crowned the team’s Game One upset playoff win in Vancouver last night:
The tweet is referencing the fact that the Canucks are not exactly adored beyond the eastern provincial border of British Columbia. Globe and Mail reporter David Shoalts got in touch with a spokesperson for the Kings, who confirmed the matter is being treated seriously. Also, to the NHL team’s credit, the tweet at press time is still visible; they did not try to do the old delete-and-skate-away routine:
Mike Altieri, the Kings’ vice-president, communications and content, did not go into details about the matter. But he said in an e-mail message “we are addressing” the situation.