Just when you thought the 2018 Olympics couldn’t get anymore cringeworthy, the Olympic Committee is demanding that USA Hockey goalies remove the Statue of Liberty from their helmets, saying the image is “too political.”
They have since allowed the helmets to remain as is, but still, how ridiculous is it to have even raised the issue?
From Washington Examiner
USA Hockey goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby may need to eliminate the Statue of Liberty from their goalkeepers masks because it may breach the International Olympic Committee’s policy banning political symbols.
According to USA Hockey spokesman Dave Fischer, “discussions are ongoing” with the IOC after the groups claimed the Statue of Liberty images must be nixed from the masks, USA Today reports.
The IOC has a policy that no item may display wording or lyrics from national anthems, motivational words, or political messages or slogans related to a nationality.
A solution is expected to occur prior to Tuesday’s game between the U.S. and Russia, Fischer said.