The 1980 Miracle on Ice hockey team is dealing with blowback after appearing at a Trump rally while wearing MAGA hats.
— 1980 Miracle Hockey Team (@1980MiracleTeam) February 21, 2020
— Shireen Ahmed (@_shireenahmed_) February 23, 2020
They made it about politics by showing up at a campaign rally. Don't like the blow back, how about thinking before doing something stupid. All respect is now gone.
— Tom Baker (@Shake_N_Bake690) February 23, 2020
Good job guys – you turned a nonpartisan feel good memory into a dumpster fire.
— South Bend is smaller than ASU (@86_RSK) February 23, 2020
If it’s not about politics or choosing sides, why are you wearing MAGA hats? So disappointing.
— Frances (@pennyblab) February 23, 2020
It was about politics when you put on those hats.
— Chrispy (@realestchrispy) February 23, 2020
To us, this is not about politics or choosing sides. This is about proudly representing the United States of America. Whether your beliefs are Democratic, Republican, Independent, etc. we support that and are proud to represent the USA. It is an honor and privilege! 🏒🏅🇺🇸
— 1980 Miracle Hockey Team (@1980MiracleTeam) February 22, 2020
You guys just tarnished an incredible legacy that stood the test of time for 40 years:
Representing all of us, for America.
The team was great.
The game was legendary.
The people on the team betrayed America in 2020.
You chose red hats instead of red, white and blue.
— 🗽mollyswordmcdonough 🗽 (@mollysmcdonough) February 23, 2020
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 23, 2020
Wrong. Wrong take. That was a campaign rally. This is truly sad.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) February 23, 2020
You chose to go to his rally. You chose to wear those hats. You don’t get to claim that you represent everyone now.
— Sarah (@Sarah_Cubs) February 23, 2020
You're wearing political campaign hats.
And the red MAGA hat is considered a symbol of racism and division by a huge portion of the country.
So, it's both "political" and "choosing sides"
— Blue Bee (@Blue_Bee_pllntr) February 23, 2020
40 years later, they’re dropping the puck at an NHL game between Vegas and Florida 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/NWj81IRLGl
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) February 23, 2020