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Jessie Vetter's Team USA goalie mask required to remove Constitution rendering
Fox ^ | 1/16/14 | Karl de Vries

Posted on 01/16/2014 7:21:12 PM PST by workerbee

When Team USA women’s hockey goalie Jessie Vetter takes to the ice next month at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, her mask will be missing something.

Namely, the U.S. Constitution.

The International Olympic Committee, citing regulation, has required the 28-year-old goalie to remove an inscription bearing “We the People” on a custom mask made for her.

The mask’s artist, Ron Slater, told FoxNews.com that he believes the IOC sees it as “propaganda” promoting the United States over other countries – anathema to an event in which all athletes are regarded equally.

“It ruffles the wrong feathers, I guess,” said Slater, who also produces custom masks for NHL players. He said he and Vetter designed the mask – which was allowed to retain depictions of the Statue of Liberty, a screaming bald eagle and a “USA” shield – to show “figures that scream ‘America.’”

That’s when Vetter suggested they include the Constitution.

“How about ‘We the People’?” Slater recalls discussing with her. “It’s only three words. How much damage could they do?”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: constitution; jessievetter; olympics; patriotism; ronslater; sochi

1 posted on 01/16/2014 7:21:13 PM PST by workerbee
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To: workerbee

I rarely watch the Olympics. Seems like it all went to hell once they switched to the every-other-2-yr pattern.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 7:22:36 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee

So, a team representing a country trying to beat another team representing their country is not allowed to ‘promote’ their country.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 7:26:07 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Crazy Cracker Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: workerbee

If we can’t promote our country, we need to get rid of all those pesky FLAGS all over at the Olympics.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 7:32:39 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: The Iceman Cometh

I guess they’ll stop playing the national anthems of the winning teams then, huh?


5 posted on 01/16/2014 7:33:45 PM PST by mikrofon (U-S-A, U-S-A,!)
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To: workerbee

6 posted on 01/16/2014 7:35:43 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: mikrofon

There should be no flags or national anthems at the medal ceremonies. Only the UN flag and a Barry Manilow song will be allowed.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 7:37:34 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Crazy Cracker Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: workerbee

I wonder if it’s the new pattern or just that with the end of the Cold War, we don’t have the same “us v. them” intensity?

It was always and only USA v. USSR that really mattered. If we beat Portugal or Portugal beat us, who cared?


8 posted on 01/16/2014 7:38:29 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: workerbee
It all went to hell when the commies went away, and we decided to allow professional athletes to compete.

And When Jim McKay and his crew retired.

9 posted on 01/16/2014 7:41:10 PM PST by skeeter
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To: EDINVA; skeeter

You both make excellent points.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 7:45:20 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: skeeter

Bob Costas and his big mouth ruined it for me.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 8:06:39 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: workerbee; EDINVA; skeeter; All

not all true....i’ve been to the game four times; in ‘96 I was there when Kurt Angle faced off against the Iranian and eventually beat him for the gold...you could touch the intensity in the air and see the hatred for the iranian and iran..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ17NKEQ69A


12 posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:48 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: workerbee

damn teaparty hockey persons!


13 posted on 01/16/2014 8:18:35 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: God luvs America

You’ve inadvertently made my point. I had to google Kurt Angle! (admittedly, I am very much a sports/pop culture ignoramus- just havin’ fun witcha)


14 posted on 01/16/2014 8:20:27 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: workerbee

They have womans hockey in the Olympics?

Why?


15 posted on 01/16/2014 8:21:59 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: workerbee

One of the most ridiculous things I have heard lately


16 posted on 01/16/2014 8:24:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Barry Manilow is fat too nationalistic and militaristic... they will play Kenny G


17 posted on 01/16/2014 8:25:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Rome2000

We need a women’s hockey league in America.

lol


18 posted on 01/16/2014 8:27:07 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: workerbee
We conservative need to stop being offended by everything. Leave that to the democrats.

This is actually very reasonable and it was handled properly, assuming you read the article and it is truthful.

"It is our understanding that this is not an issue about the patriotic nature of the image depicting the U.S Constitution," Koch said. "The adjustment was necessary because the image did not meet IOC guidelines. It contained wording, which is not allowed on uniforms for any sports at the Olympic games."

Vetter’s alterations -- she was also required to remove a depiction of the Olympic rings and a Wisconsin Badgers logo, a nod to the University of Wisconsin, her alma mater -- are not without precedent.

Four years ago, U.S. goalies Ryan Miller and Jonathan Quick had to change their masks. Miller had to remove the phrase “Miller Time,” and Quick had to drop the words “Support our troops.”

No scandal here folks, move along. No wording allowed, probably because of sponsorships and the like, although it is an example of the tendency of bureaucrats to churn out rule upon rule for everything.

19 posted on 01/16/2014 9:48:35 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: GeronL

We need a women’s hockey league in America.

Yes, in bikinis, ok the goalie can wear a one piece.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 9:49:05 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: workerbee

There will be same sex kissing and other homosexual display. Everyone interviewed will say how wonderful homosexuality is. And I’m sure we will see more than one rainbow flag. But ban the US Constitution.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 10:45:57 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: workerbee

i’d tell them to f@ck off and wear the mask.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 11:05:54 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: The Iceman Cometh
So, a team representing a country trying to beat another team representing their country is not allowed to ‘promote’ their country.

It is probably only Americans who are not allowed to do this. I think all others are free to promote theirs. You know, all the female hockey players are probably white, so we can't have that kind of racism. All the rest can be racist, but not ours. Sarcasm off.

23 posted on 01/16/2014 11:24:08 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: workerbee

I wish that the US would never send another team to this communist sporting event.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 4:36:21 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: skeeter
And When Jim McKay and his crew retired.

And when they let Bob Costas and the lame 'up close and personal' stories have more air time than the actual events.

25 posted on 01/17/2014 4:52:34 AM PST by Ditto
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To: workerbee
I guess the Olympic committee can't let people around the world get the idea that government should be small and serve the people and not the other way around.
26 posted on 01/17/2014 6:10:46 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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