Joe Elliott apologizes for Stanley Cup goof

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Joe Elliott has apologized to hockey fans after placing the Stanley Cup upside down on a podium on the 10th. We said it then that the world isn’t going to end.

In a statement, he says, “I will, as always, take full responsibility for what happened because I have big pucks. However, someone at the NHL should have known better and informed me first instead of keeping the Stanley Cup under lock and key until the last minute. The practice runs the day before with a coffeemaker went swimmingly because it, like every other sporting cup I’ve ever seen, was wider at the top than the base. Like most of my fellow Brits, I’d never seen it before until it was handed to me sideways, by which time I had a 50/50 chance of getting it right. Whoops.”

Like I’ve said, it’s all good. Eff hockey, make another record!

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