Sports fans are no longer free from political propaganda.
The relentless left-wing agenda has spread everywhere.
And a pro sports league went full “woke” with one insane message.
The National Hockey League tends to have the most conservative fan base according to survey data, which makes the league’s surrender to the “woke” mob all the more ridiculous.
The NHL’s official Twitter account recently put out a message promoting a transgender hockey draft.
The NHL account wrote, “The NHL is proud to support this past weekend’s Team Trans Draft Tournament in Middleton, Wisconsin. This was the first tournament comprised entirely of transgender and nonbinary players, with around 80 folks participating! #HockeyIsForEveryone #NHLPride.”
The NHL is proud to support this past weekend's Team Trans Draft Tournament in Middleton, Wisconsin. This was the first tournament comprised entirely of transgender and nonbinary players, with around 80 folks participating! #HockeyIsForEveryone #NHLPride pic.twitter.com/OfEoAVXtH5
— NHL (@NHL) November 22, 2022
When a Twitter user responded with biological reality, the NHL account replied, “Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is real.”
Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is real.
— NHL (@NHL) November 22, 2022
“Trans women are women” and “trans men are men” are cult-like mantras that far-left activists repeat over and over.
The radical left is systematically tearing down culture by attacking objective reality, and even sports leagues like the NHL are not immune.
This is what happens when some activist employee inside the NHL gets control of the organization’s Twitter handle and begins messaging on behalf of the league.
Whoever is running the count also used the leftist tactic of restricting who was allowed to comment on the post.
Leftists do not believe in debate and open discourse; they believe in censorship.
Professional sports leagues have been drifting to the left, but it accelerated after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the anti-American anthem protests.
That gave leftists the greenlight to make a big push into the sports world.
As part of the league’s Hockey Is for Everyone initiative, the NHL said in a statement, “We support any teammate, coach or fan who brings heart, energy and passion to the rink…We believe all hockey programs – from professionals to youth organizations – should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.”
Additionally, the league recently conducted an internal review spearheaded by DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusivity) “experts” who determined—surprise, surprise—that the league was not diverse, equitable, and inclusive enough.
The NHL wrote:
“The National Hockey League and its 32 teams today released their inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Report, a comprehensive document that both details accelerated efforts by the League and its teams in recent years and includes a groundbreaking demographic study of the NHL workforce at both the League and Club levels. The report is based on seven dimensions that the NHL is following to ‘build (diversity and inclusion) at every point where a player, fan, or employee might interact with the game, taking important steps to lay the foundation for progress,’ according to its executive summary. The dimensions encompass leadership, education, marketing, employment, partnerships, participation and community engagement.”
As soon as organizations allow left-wing activists inside, it’s nearly impossible to get them out.