POSTMEDIA NETWORK – http://m.torontosun.com/2016/11/09/tie-domi-causes-stir-after-tweeting-photo-of-son-max-wearing-trump-socks
Yesterday at 3:41 PM
Photo tweeted out by Tie Domi through his official Twitter account. It is apparently Max Domi’s game-day socks.
Only during the most divisive election in memory would a pair of vanity socks cause such an uproar.
Former Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi tweeted a photo Wednesday of his NHLer son, Max, showing off star-spangled Donald Trump socks with the caption, “Game day socks. Make America Great again.”
“My son @max_domi wore these socks yesterday and he is [Canadian]. @realDonaldTrump won & so did @ArizonaCoyotes,” the 47-year-old hockey vet typed alongside the image.
It didn’t take long for the backlash on Twitter to begin, with fans expressing their anger at what they interpreted as Domi family support for controversial president-elect Donald Trump.
“The Domi family lost a lot of respect with this,” tweeted Nick Richard.
“I’ve been a fan of yours since I was old enough to understand hockey. This makes me sick,” added Emiley MacKinnon.
Domi’s daughter, Avery, was quick to come to the defence of Tie and Max.
“My bro & dad don’t know anything about politics nor do they care cuz we are Canadian,” Avery tweeted. “None of us voted. Take a joke ppl, they’re just socks!”
— Tie Domi (@thereal_tiedomi) November 9, 2016