The Vancouver Canucks have cut ties with anthem singer Mark Donnelly over his plan to sing at a rally to protest COVID-19 restrictions.
Donnelly confirmed to the Vancouver Sun that he planned to sing “O Canada” Saturday at the downtown Vancouver protest.
That caused the Canucks to issue a statement distancing the NHL team from Donnelly.
Team owner Franceso Aquilini took it a step further, tweeting: “Hey Vancouver Sun change the headline to `Former Canucks anthem singer,”’ followed by the hashtag #wearamask.
— Francesco Aquilini (@fr_aquilini) December 5, 2020
Donnelly has been performing the anthem at Canucks games since 2001.
Filed by The Canadian Press.