The Left has taken over professional sports in America.
They use this power to push the woke agenda at every opportunity.
But NHL executives just found out Ron DeSantis is dead serious about keeping the woke agenda out of Florida.
The National Hockey League (NHL) is hosting its 2023 All Star Game in Sunrise, Florida on February 4.
On February 2, the NHL is holding a “Pathway to Hockey Summit” job fair in Fort Lauderdale.
“The Pathway to Hockey Summit is a career event for diverse job seekers who are pursuing careers in hockey,” the NHL wrote on LinkedIn. “The day will be filled with guest speakers and panelists, networking opportunities, and more!”
However, the NHL originally declared that only certain groups of people were allowed to attend the job fair.
“If you are looking for your opportunity to meet with recruiters from the NHL League Office and at least 10 of our NHL teams, we welcome you to register,” the posting continued. “Participants must be 18 years of age or older, based in the U.S., and identify as female, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and/or a person with a disability. Veterans are also welcome and encouraged to attend.”
Basically, the event was open to everyone but white males.
But Ron DeSantis is fighting back against the Left’s woke ideology in Florida.
And DeSantis Press Secretary Bryan Griffin put the NHL on notice with a scathing statement that “discriminatory” practices will not be tolerated in Florida.
“Discrimination of any sort is not welcome in the state of Florida, and we do not abide by the woke notion that discrimination should be overlooked if applied in a politically popular manner or against a politically unpopular demographic,” the response read. “We are fighting all discrimination in our schools and our workplaces, and we will fight it in publicly accessible places of meeting or activity.”
DeSantis’ office then demanded that the NHL “immediately remove and denounce the discriminatory prohibitions it has imposed on attendance to the 2023 ‘Pathway to Hockey’ summit.”
NEW – @GovRonDeSantis spox issues statement condemning NHL for hosting summit where participants must .. “identify as female, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino ..”
“Discrimination of any sort is not welcome in the state of Florida,” says spox @BryanDGriffin
— MAHSA SAEIDI, ESQ.🕵🏼 مهسا (@MahsaWho) January 14, 2023
The Left knows Ron DeSantis means business.
Executives at the NHL quickly reversed course and dropped their woke diversity requirements to attend the job fair, claiming that the “original wording to the LinkedIn post associated with the event was not accurate.”
“The Pathway to Hockey Summit is an informational and networking event designed to encourage all individuals to consider a career in our game – and, in particular, alert those who might not be familiar with hockey to the opportunities it offers,” a spokesperson said.
The Left uses every opportunity – even a job fair – to push the woke ideology on the American people.
But in Florida, Ron DeSantis is always on guard against the woke Left.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.