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McDavid’s Donald Trump costume caused a stir on social media

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Oilers forward Connor McDavid caused a little bit of a stir on social media because of his Halloween outfit.

McDavid dressed up as United States president Donald Trump, while his girlfriend dressed up as first lady Melania Trump. The couple actually did a pretty good job with the costumes.

Clearly, it was meant to be a gag. As we’ve come to expect though, people all over social media had an opinion on McDavid’s costume selection.

So many hockey fans complain about players not being themselves or not showing more personality through social media platforms or during interviews. But a lot of those same people will criticize McDavid for a gag like this.

Unfortunately, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t want players to show more personality but then complain when they do it in a way you don’t approve of. Even those who prefer their favorite hockey players stay quiet don’t have to offended by this. It’s a gag, a joke, a costume.

The 20-year-old and his girlfriend are having innocent fun. Is all the anger towards them really justified? It’s a Halloween costume, so probably not.

The only reason this story turned political is because a small group of people made it that way.

Come on, you have to admit that they pulled it off pretty well.

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.