Good That “Support Our Troops” Is Ordered Off Olympic Helmets

Posted by | February 16, 2010 11:44 | Filed under: Top Stories

US ice hockey goalie Jonathan Quick has been ordered to remove the slogan “Support Our Troops” from his helmet because it violates IOC rules against political propaganda.

Netminder Ryan Miller, Quick’s team mate, has also been told to remove the slogan ‘Miller Time’ from his helmet while the third American netminder Tim Thomas had already placed a sticker over a slogan on his mask during training on Monday.

“We will inform the American team and their equipment managers that this is a violation of IOC rules,” IIHF spokesman Szymon Szemberg told Reuters. “According to IOC rule 51, no political propaganda or advertisements are allowed on equipment.

“It the players don’t agree with the interpretation they can ask the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) to petition the IOC.”

If you think this is patriotic because our troops are believed to be standing up for our Constitution and way of life, including the right to free speech, then you’d also have to support signage that says the opposite of that. Would it be okay to say, “Don’t support our troops”?  How about, “Bring the troops home, now!”?

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