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David Bolland has demonstrated on more then one occasion during his NHL career he isn’t the brightest of players. Whether it’s his cheap hits and stupid penalties on the ice or even more so what he says off it. Last year he decided to call the Sedin twins “sisters” in an epic rant that made absolutely no sense. So when it comes to players making stupid comments towards Gary Bettman during the lockout he rises to the top of a list that would not shock anyone. Better yet not even making comments of his own rather deciding to retweet an angry fans wishes of having Garry Bettman killed. Below is what Bolland retweeted:I think it’s safe to assume this was done with zero intention of actually harming Bettman just joking around. Obviously emotions got the best of Bolland being pissed off their is no hockey believing that Bettman is largely responsible for this being the case. But, that does not excuse him being a complete moron lacking any sense of intelligence. Pleasing a couple of fans and getting some chuckles out of them is not worth the negative publicity you provide for yourself. We live in a society were everyone is extremely sensitive and cautious when it comes to threats like this so why even bother? If you really feel this way just call him an “idiot” like Ian White did.Since the tweet was sent out earlier today Bolland has somewhat smartened up realizing the terrible mistake he made issuing this apology:“It was a mistake, I never meant to retweet that out, I like to retweet for a lot of my fans, and I just retweeted the wrong thing. I feel bad about it.”The only reason I say somewhat and refuse to give him full credit on an apology is him saying he never meant to retweet it. Then what did he mean? Please explain Bolland. Because you had some sort of intention by clicking retweet on your computer. It wasn’t even like a microphone was shoved in front of your face being forced to come up with a quick answer. You had time to think this one through. Seems to me like he really isn’t genuine and provided a generic statement to try and take the heat off him.
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