Islanders not happy with Greiss for fondness Hitler-Hillary post

Thomas Greiss needs to put down a like button.

The Islanders goalie is being criticized in his local Germany for fondness a array of argumentative amicable media posts, including one comparing Hillary Clinton to Adolf Hitler.

The critique now extends to this side of a pond.

“The New York Islanders do not acquit a actions of Thomas Greiss on amicable media and are addressing a conditions internally,” a bar pronounced in a statement. “Thomas regrets his actions and recognizes that he done a mistake.”

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Greiss, 31, who is personification for Germany in a IIHF World Championships in Europe this month, favourite several pro-Donald Trump memes on Instagram.

The post that set off a critique was a design of Hitler with a words: “Never arrested, never convicted, only as trusting as Hillary.” Public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk published screenshots of a posts favourite by a maestro netminder.

Despite calls for Greiss – who sealed as a giveaway representative with a Islanders in 2015 and has started 87 games over a final dual seasons – to be punished, a German hockey association is station by a goalie.

“It’s really critical to make transparent that Thomas Greiss is really not a worried nonconformist not a worried populist,” Marc Hindelang, a federation’s clamp president, said.

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Thomas Greiss is criticized for fondness a amicable media post comparing Hillary Clinton to Adolf Hitler.

Thomas Greiss is criticized for fondness a amicable media post comparing Hillary Clinton to Adolf Hitler.

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He pronounced Greiss would not be suspended, observant his actions were simply in bad ambience and “that’s democracy.”

“There’s a excellent line between tastelessness and frightful things,” Hindelang said. “Hitler is a no-go, that’s clear.”

Players have a right to their possess opinions and domestic beliefs, he added.

Former NHL All-Star Marco Sturm, who is Germany’s conduct coach, said: “It wasn’t an emanate in a group during all.”

Greiss, who went 26-18-5 with a 2.69 goals-against normal final deteriorate with a Isles, missed Germany’s final diversion (a 3-2 detriment to Denmark) with an damage and could skip a rest of a tournament.

He concluded with a three-year agreement prolongation with a Islanders in Jan value a reported $10 million. Greiss would have been an unlimited giveaway representative on Jul 1.

With The Associated Press

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