Dallas Stars Use Poor Choice of Graphic After Win Over Arizona Coyotes

Elias Valverde II - Staff Photographer - Dallas Morning News

Flagged for sensitive content or not, this is a HORRID idea.

The Dallas Stars defeated the Arizona Coyotes in comeback fashion on Wednesday, 5-2.

Following the team’s victory, as each NHL team does, the Stars posted a graphic celebrating their win over the Coyotes, but it was the matter in which it was staged that caused an issue.

The graphic, sparing you the details as much as possible, showed a green truck driving away from a dead animal in the middle of the road, and I will let your imagination do the rest.

Twitter had their fair share of comments on the post – here’s some of my favorites.

The best part of all of this, is the response by the Coyotes social media personnel that made sure to show their displeasure in the choice of graphic.

When a tweet draws response from the opposing team, as well as accredited media, you know it has to be bad.

MY TAKE

As a fan of the NHL, a student of sports journalism, and a working media… the Stars have dropped the ball with this one.

It’s not about who you root for, it’s about the graphic nature of the post.

The Stars have some of the best graphics in the league after wins, considering they’ve now posted 50 of them, as is to be expected, but no one scrolling through social media wants to see a dead animal and then to see an NHL franchise was the one to post it, is even more sickening.

The bottom line, clear cut and to the point, is… the Stars social media team made a poor choice in posts following a win that ESSENTIALLY means nothing other than just another notch in the win column en route to a playoff appearance.

No response from the league or organization to this point other than the defense of the Stars admin in response to the Coyotes.

James Mackey

Credentialed Writer Covering the Arizona Coyotes

One thought on “Dallas Stars Use Poor Choice of Graphic After Win Over Arizona Coyotes”

  1. But, it was OK with everyone when just last week, the Coyotes decided to post a meme with a body inside of a trunk after the Devils game.

    Clearly, after reading the Tweets from the people who claim to be angry, you could see the hypocrisy when some who are “against” the Tweet are using disgusting terms such as the “R” word and mocking people who live in Texas.

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