Gov. Kathy Hochul was met with loud jeers as she donned a New York Rangers jersey for the ceremonial puck drop earlier than the group’s Tuesday evening dwelling recreation towards the Anaheim Geese.
The refrain of jeers rang down from the rafters as Hochul walked to heart ice to kick off the sport and she or he was launched over the PA.
The state’s first feminine governor was honored as a part of “Girls’s Empowerment Night time” on the Backyard, announcers instructed followers over the loudspeaker, according to footage shared to social media.
Blowback additionally adopted on Twitter, with some saying the response was as a result of governor’s since-revoked statewide masks mandate, issued because the COVID-19 Omicron variant surged.
“Democrats stuffing stupidity down the throats of sports activities fan’s denied entry. Bear in mind who didn’t allow you to stay life,” one individual tweeted.
Others blamed the rotten reception on male chauvinism.
“Misogyny is alive and nicely in nyc,” one individual wrote on Twitter.
The icy greeting was not indicative of the Democrat’s standing within the polls. Hochul held a commanding lead amongst declared major candidates in her bid to carry onto the workplace in November.