The National Hockey League, the stepchild of major professional sporting leagues, is the red-headed stepchild. It has been aggressively growing its game. NHL marketing geniuses came up with the brilliant idea of going woke. They went so woke they made everyone sleep with their predictability and banality.
The NHL’s support for the tournament was shared on Twitter by hockey fans to great acclaim.
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
Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Nonbinary identity is real.
— NHL (@NHL) November 22, 2022
How many transgender folx actually watch hockey? Like 36 total? Good job ruining the @NHL brand, 26 year old, purple haired sjw running their social media!
— MEGA MAGA VB Gamer 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@VBGamer16) November 23, 2022
Some of the players need to be asked the ultimate question about hockey: Who are the Hanson brothers?
— Barrow Silvershire (@Magickalike) November 22, 2022
The irony of saying “hockey is for everyone” while holding a tournament that excludes everyone who isn’t transgender or non binary. https://t.co/4L4wODvgVY
— Daniel Comfort (@dcomfort) November 23, 2022
The league states that it supports any player, coach, or fan who brings energy, passion, and heart to the rink. We believe that all hockey programs, from youth to professional, should offer a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for players and their families, regardless of race, color, or religion.
The NHL is unaware of this fact or too busy to notice it. It is making the same points that those who oppose biological boys playing with transgendered girls in all sports.
Why not allow transgender athletes to play against transgender athletes? Why is it that transgendered children who played hockey with transgendered athletes aren’t ruined for life by not being able to play on a team of their chosen gender?
It hurts the feelings of kids who have to use a different bathroom or are forced into playing on a team that is not their biological reality. Why isn’t there a rebuke from the NHL or the woke left for “reinforcing stereotypes” at that tournament?
While the far left is not represented in proportion on Twitter, it still has the ability to influence corporate actions. In recent years, companies have emphasized social media praise over the reality and the sentiments of most Americans regarding trans issues.
Corporate ideology is accepted now that activism and blind obedience to woke groupthink are acceptable. Sports leagues are not an exception.
Major League Baseball gave in to the pressure of the left and moved out of the All-Star Game from Atlanta on the basis of misinformation.
With only a handful of brave people refusing to bow their knees, the NBA became the Black Lives Matter league.
It doesn’t matter what the distance between my legs is, I don’t care. They can still play the game. This whole conversation has nothing to do with sports, but everything to do with politics and culture.