Ovechkin Targeted in Latest Online Controversy

Published March 29, 2023 at 3:16 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
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NHL veteran and exceptional goal-scoring talent, Alex Ovechkin, has built a legendary career as one of the best snipers in NHL history. However, his open affiliation with Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently sparked controversy, especially in light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Hockey Website Takes a Stand Against Ovechkin



MoneyPuck, a widely popular website known for its comprehensive hockey statistics, has a history of taking a stance on social issues by publicly criticizing players who refuse to wear pride jerseys, transforming their names into rainbow colors on the site.

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Recently, fans noticed that MoneyPuck has targeted Ovechkin. His name now appears as "Alex 'I Support Putin' Ovechkin" on the website. When users click on his name, they are redirected to an article discussing the Russian player's close ties to Putin and a page for Ukraine relief donations.

The alteration on MoneyPuck's website clearly demonstrates its disapproval of Ovechkin's political affiliations and the league's ongoing support for the player.

As seen on Hockey Patrol - Ovechkin Finds Himself the Target of Online Controversy

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