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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis emerged victorious from a faceoff with the National Hockey League. The NHL posted the following on LinkedIn:

“The NHL is proud to announce its first-ever Pathway to Hockey Summit launching during our 2023 All-Star festivities in South Florida. The Pathway to Hockey Summit is a career event for diverse job seekers who are pursuing careers in hockey. The day will be filled with guest speakers and panelists, networking opportunities, and more!”

The post has since been deleted. It said anyone participating in the job fair must “identify as female, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and/or a person with a disability. Veterans are also welcome and encouraged to attend,” according to the deleted post.

Bryan Griffin, a spokesman for DeSantis, called the posting “discrimination” and noted it would not be welcome in Florida.

“We do not abide by the woke notion that discrimination should be overlooked if applied in a politically popular manner or against a politically unpopular demographic,” Griffin told Fox News. “We are fighting all discrimination in our schools and our workplaces, and we will fight it in publicly accessible places of meeting or activity.”

The posting has since been revised and eliminates reference to ethnic, gender, sexual orientation and military veteran status. The NHL said the previous language was “not accurate.”


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