Pittsburgh Penguins Clap Back At Twitter Troll Who Doesn’t Support Inclusivity

Zero chill.

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray has been announced as the team’s ambassador for Hockey Is for Everyone, an NHL initiative aimed at fostering inclusion in the sport.

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“We support any teammate, coach or fan who brings heart, energy and passion to the rink,” reads a statement on the NHL website. “We believe all hockey programs – from professionals to youth organizations – should provide a safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. Simply put, Hockey is for Everyone”

The Penguins announced Murray’s involvement this week in a nice tweet.

But one troll couldn’t help but ruin the moment by tweeting “Unfollow.”

Thankfully, whomever handles the Penguins social media had the absolute perfect response.

Zachary Zane is a writer and activist whose work focuses on sexuality, culture, and academic research. He has contributed to The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and The Advocate.
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