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THOMAS GREISS BLACKLISTED BY GERMAN HOCKEY FEDERATION OVER INSTAGRAM POST

MAY 3, 2021  (18H32)      COOPER GODIN
With the Detroit Red Wings eliminated from making the Stanley Cup playoffs, goaltender Thomas Greiss would have been a slam dunk to represent Germany at the upcoming World Championship in Riga, Latvia. But according to German Hockey Federation director Christian Künast, Greiss no longer has a place in their roster at this tournament, or in the future, and it all comes down to a social media post he made ten weeks ago.

On February 18th, Thomas Greiss made a post on his Instagram page with a photo of conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh with the caption "#RIP" following his death from lung cancer. Limbaugh has been known for making outrageous claims on his radio shows over the years.



"As long as the current sporting management is in charge, Thomas Greiss will not be invited," said sporting director Christian Künast in response to a renewed request from Ice Hockey NEWS. "We cannot be 100 percent sure of his attitude to our values, which are in the statutes. A nomination is therefore currently not an issue."

Greiss has also liked Instagram posts in the past that have compared former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to Adolf Hitler.

At the age of 35, Greiss likely won't have another opportunity to represent his country. The last time he played for Germany was when they co-hosted the World Championship in 2017.

Source: Eishockey News
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