Jessie Vetter’s Olympic hockey mask has U.S. Constitution removed
Words from the U.S. Constitution have been taken off U.S. goalie Jessie Vetter‘s Olympic hockey mask that includes actual gold to conform to International Olympic Committee standards.
It is in regard to Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter, which states:
“No writings of any kind to promote the country is allowed,” designer Ron Slater told InGoal in an email. “A sort of ‘our country is better than your country’ kind of thing that the IOC frowns upon. Her name had to come off because they see it as self promotion. They wanted everything to be team based. … Our original idea was ‘land of the free, home of the brave,’ and that would have had to have been removed as well.”
In 2010, U.S. goalies Ryan Miller and Jonathan Quick had to alter their masks. Miller had to remove the words, “Miller Time,” while Quick had to lose “Support Our Troops.”
Here’s Vetter’s old mask:
Here’s the new mask: