Bolland Apologizes for Retweeting Call for Bettman's Death | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

NHL Player Apologizes for Retweet of Fan’s Call for Gary Bettman’s Death

by Michael Lyles II, Esq. | Posted on Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Twitter can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  According to, Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland is having to skate backwards on thin ice after he retweeted a fan who tweeted to Bolland about NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Friday: “Can I get a RT for wanting Bettman dead?”  Bolland apologized Saturday, telling Canada’s TSN:

“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.”

Wow.  On the bright side for Bettman, at least someone misses hockey.  Things usually get a little ugly at some point in most labor disputes, but ironically enough this isn’t the first time that a Chicago Blackhawk has made shady comments about NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during a lockout.  Check out what Chris Chelios had to say during the 94-95′ lockout courtesy of


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