The Los Angeles Kings have apologized for sending a tweet shortly after their Game One victory over the Vancouver Canucks that was perceived as being in poor taste.
The tweet, sent from the official Twitter-feed of the Kings, said: "To everyone in Canada outside BC, you're welcome."
The tweet came off as offensive since the Canucks are considered hockey's most hated team. "We encourage our digital team to be creative, interactive and to apply a sense of humor whenever possible," Michael Altieri, the team's vice-president, communications and broadcasting, wrote in an email, according to the National Post. "To anyone who found it offensive we sincerely apologize."