Canucks owner fires anthem singer Mark Donnelly by tweet after plans to perform at anti-mask rally
The Vancouver Canucks fired Mark Donnelly by tweet on Friday night after learning their famous anthem singer was set to sing “O Canada” during an anti-mask rally on Saturday.
The event, entitled the BC Christmas Freedom Rally 2020, will bring anti-vaccine advocates, conspiracy theorists, and far-right figures together to protest COVID-19 restrictions. The rally is set to be held from 12-4 pm in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. According to the Vancouver Sun, the site has been the location for multiple anti-mask rallies before during the pandemic.
Francesco Aquilini, the Canucks owner, wasted no time with the controversy, firing Donnelly on Twitter as soon as he learned of his plans. “Hey @VancouverSun change the headline to ‘Former Canucks anthem singer,'” he wrote.
By Ian Oland 2 years ago