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Thomas Greiss Apologizes For Political Post

from Arthur Staple of Newsday,

Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss issued an apology for causing an uproar in his native Germany for several Instagram posts that he “liked” during the U.S. presidential campaign, one of which compared Hillary Clinton to Adolf Hitler.

Greiss’ social media behavior had drawn the attention of the German hockey federation, for whom Greiss is currently playing in the World Championships in Cologne. The head of the federation strongly criticized Greiss’ behavior, forcing the Islanders and Greiss to give Newsday statements last night.

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what a moron

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 05/12/17 at 07:55 PM ET

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what a moron

Why?  If he had made the same statement but about Bush or Trump you know there wouldn’t have been a peep from anyone. 

wow, how far the left has come.  The democrats are not the same democrats that my grandfather was a member of.  People do not have to look that far back into history to see that democrats stood for free speech more than anything else.  Why is it so condemned now?  It is sad.

 

 

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 05/12/17 at 08:14 PM ET

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Arthur Staple tweet...

There’s an uproar in Germany about Greiss. This is not about political views, it’s about Hitler. They’re pretty sensitive about that topic.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/12/17 at 08:18 PM ET

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@gretzky_to_lemieux

Calling someone a moron and going on a long rant about the US Democratic party while commenting on a story about Germany is rather ignorant. Shows absolute lack of knowledge and historical context. 

This has nothing to do with US free speech. It has to do with the German civil discourse that condemns any efforts that attempts to relativize the magnitude and singularity of the Holocaust. My ‘“educated” friend, Germany as a country is working pretty hard to deal with its atrocious history. They are not interested in revisionist politics… Unlike the US, where the President can publicly question the reasons of the Civil War.

Posted by alukacs on 05/12/17 at 08:54 PM ET

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Alukacs FTW!

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/12/17 at 09:08 PM ET

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good grief. Over FB likes….

Posted by SlimChance on 05/12/17 at 11:28 PM ET

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I find this very offensive. I now consider Thomas Greiss to be a nazi peice of shit.

Posted by leftwing on 05/13/17 at 04:18 PM ET

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.....wtf….

Posted by SlimChance on 05/13/17 at 05:36 PM ET

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