Bolland Apologizes for Retweeting Call for Bettman's Death | BlackSportsOnline

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

by BSO Staff | Posted on Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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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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