Last night, P.K. Subban tweeted a photo from his personal account, along with a message congratulating Scott Gomez on his career and retirement. The photo was of the two of them during their time with the Canadiens, in practice gear. One glaring omission from the photo was the iconic Canadiens logo that should be on the helmet.
Congratulations to a mentor, influencer, and most importantly, close friend. Scott Gomez congrats on your retirement pic.twitter.com/O8jIj3CmQ2— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) September 3, 2016
A quick google search enables almost anyone to find the original photo with ease. Here it is.
Why exactly the logo was edited out is something we will probably never get a direct answer for, but it clearly was. Here are a few reasons why this might have happened. Keep in mind that I am merely speculating here.
- Subban does have a team of people who assist him with things like social media. It is entirely possible that he had nothing to do with the actual removal of the logo, and someone on his team made a unilateral decision.
- The Canadiens are notoriously protective of their brand. It is not out of the question that they asked him to refrain from using their logo on social media after the trade.
- It is also completely possible that Subban had someone edit the logo out before tweeting it, or did it himself.