It took until December, but I just read about the most ‘2020’ social media firing of the year.

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Plus, I get to start the week right by citing a source called “Russian Machine Never Breaks.”

Not this one, but this one.

***chef’s kiss***

At the aforementioned Russian Machine Never Breaks, Ian Oland reports that a Canadian professional hockey team has fired the man who sings the Canadian national anthem before games.

But what makes a firing so ‘2020’?

Well, first, Mr. Oland reports that the team fired the anthem singer after learning that he would sing “O Canada” at a rally over the weekend protesting COVID-19 restrictions in Canada, among them facemask requirements.

But, check this out. The owner of the team supposedly fired the anthem singer in a tweet.


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As if this couldn’t get any more 2020, we have this story from Maryse Zeidler at CBC News. Ms. Zeidler reports that a reporter for the Sunderland AFC, a League One football (soccer) team in England, took shrapnel on social media following the anthem singer’s dismissal.

Why? Because both men share the same name.

Fortunately, the Englishman has a good sense of humor.


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You can’t make this stuff up. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️

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