King Obama doesn’t like being snubbed.
(Sports Illustrated) — The Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins visited the White House today to be honored by President Barack Obama, but the team’s star goaltender declined to attend for poltical reasons.
According to Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, who had discussed the matter with Tim Thomas several times during the past three months, “Everyone has the right to voice their opinion. This is not the first time” an athlete has turned down a presidential invitation.
Thomas, who is known to hold staunchly conservative views, plans to publicly explain on his Facebook page tonight around 6 p.m. Eastern time.
“Whatever he will say is not reflective of our organization’s views or beliefs,” Chiarelli said.