NHL player denied table due to lockout
The NHL is not holding back when it comes to showing the players they are serious about this lockout.
Toronto Maple Leafs player Joffrey Lupul recently tried to go out to eat at a nearby restaurant called Real Sports. Unfortunately, the 29-year old hockey star was denied a reservation because of the lockout.
“Real Sports is not allowed to take reservations from Leafs players during the lockout,” Lupul tweeted Sunday, “but will continue selling our jerseys for $300 a pop.”
Teammate James Van Riemsdyk replied to his tweet.
“Same thing happened to me a month ago,” he said.
Both players have since deleted those tweets. Lupul apologized in another tweet later on for expressing his anger through the social media site.
“In hindsight twitter was probably not the right place to voice my displeasure w @realsports. That’s not why I use twitter. Was just rattled.”
So why was Lupul denied a table?
The restaurant was established and is owned by the Maple Leafs themselves, and since Lupul is a member of the NHLPA, the restaurant has decided to “lock the players out” of the restaurant.