PK Subban is a Bit of a Hypocrite
Hyundai Canada recently launched a campaign known as “Hyundai Hockey Helpers,” a program that helps kids get to play hockey by providing grants for equipment and league fees. Despite the alliteration in the title that makes you sound like you’re having an asthma attack when you mention it, (honestly, say “Hyundai Hockey Helpers” 10 times fast and try not to sound like Dustin Byfuglien on a stairmaster) it actually seems like a very noble idea.
Unfortunately, their marketing team should have spent more time choosing a spokesman.
PK Subban is featured in a recent video promoting the program and recalls how dedicated he was to the sport as a child:
“Like a lot of kids, I lived for hockey. All I wanted was to get in the game and play every minute of every day.”
Really, PK? All you wanted was to get in the game and play? Perhaps you can explain to us why you are holding out on your team as you await a contract that is worth the millions of dollars you feel you deserve, not the millions of dollars you’re being offered.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand that players want to make the amount of money they feel that they are valued, but to talk about your love of the game and simply wanting to play while you simultaneously watch your team on TV as you sit back and wait for your agent to deliver a contract that is up to your standards is quite hypocritical.
This move would be similar to hiring Manti Te’o to do an eHarmony commercial, or Brad Marchand to represent… I don’t know, Mensa.
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