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New Team Canada Sweaters Leaked

Although no official announcement has been made, an image of three jerseys was leaked on Reddit that shows what are apparently the sweaters Team Canada will wear at the Sochi Olympics. As with anything involving hockey in Canada, the image sparked instant controversy and debate.

Here is just a sample of the kind of tweets that people were posting Tuesday.

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The hatred was particularly targeted at the black jersey. Some people made jumps all the way back to World War II while others just simply didn’t like it.

 

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And then there were tweets that just don’t make sense.

 

 

This is just a sample of the stuff people were saying on Twitter. There were many more. It was as if Ben Affleck was named team captain.

This leaked photo claims to show the three jerseys that Team Canada will be wearing at the Sochi Olympics, resulting in a  public outcry from fans. Credit: Puck Daddy blog (Yahoo.ca)
This leaked photo claims to show the three jerseys that Team Canada will be wearing at the Sochi Olympics, resulting in a public outcry from fans. Credit: Puck Daddy blog (Yahoo.ca)

But this reaction just shows how passionate this country is about hockey. A small thing such as a jersey can set people off because they care about their country and their national pride shines strong, especially on the ice.

If these turn out to be the real jerseys, people will come to accept them. They will still tune into the games in record numbers and will still cheer this team on as they defend their gold medal. That’s what makes Canada great.

Lee Snowden summed it up the controversy perfectly.

 

 

And in the end, that’s all that matters.

Josh Beneteau
Hockey has always been a passion of mine and once I realized I would never make it as a player, I still wanted a career in the sport. With my writing, I get to be a part of the sport I love, safely in front of a laptop screen. I am currently studying journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto and I hope my degree and my many writing experiences lead to a successful career in the field.
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