Monday, December 17, 2012

Toronto's Joffrey Lupul denied restaurant reservation because of lockout



It seems as though the National Hockey League lockout is depriving the players of more than just hockey nowadays.

Toronto Maple Leafs star Joffrey Lupul recently had the idea to visit Real Sports, a restaurant located next door to the Air Canada Center, in hopes of grabbing a bite to eat. Unfortunately, the unemployed 29-year old was denied a reservation because of complications involving the lockout.

"Real Sports is not allowed to take reservations from Leafs players during the lockout," a bemused Lupul tweeted Sunday, "but will continue selling our jerseys for $300 a pop."

Lupul's membership in the NHLPA means that the lockout extends to the eatery beside his home arena. Why? Well, because Real Sports is an establishment created and owned by the Maple Leafs itself.

Teammate James Van Riemsdyk also confirmed the validity of Lupul's claim by tweeting in response that the same thing happened to him. "Same thing happened to me a month ago," he said.

Both players have since deleted those tweets.

However, Lupul did also tweet out the following after the incident: "In hindsight twitter was probably not the right place to voice my displeasure w . That's not why I use twitter. Was just rattled."

Will this madness known as the NHL lockout ever end?

Via Yahoo! Sports.

11 comments:

  1. BOO freakin WHOO !

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  2. Funny ;D... The Food, Drink & Service At The Real Sports Restaurant In Toronto Is Terrible/Horrible The Worst!!! I Would Never Go Or Take Anyone There Again!

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  3. IT'S JUST HOCKEY!!!! WHO GIVES A RAT'S ASS

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    1. I do,WE do!
      It seem that only rats doesnt....(you,Bettman and other scoundrels alike).

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  4. Seems pretty obvious to me that if this insanity ever ends, Leafs and all visiting players should boycott that restaurant.

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  5. if they don't get back to work soon, they won't be cutting in line, or getting free meals anymore.

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  6. fuc.k hockey, i hope it never comes back.

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  7. Hockey is the sport of losers. So painfully boring watching brainless morons bat a round disc back and forth. No strategy at all. A blind monkey could do it.

    Hope the lockout goes another ten years!

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    1. Stevie Wonder Don't Play Hockey Fool!

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  8. He should be allowed to eat there.

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