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Major trade requested by Clayton Keller: his father breaks the silence, he explains himself, and he embarrasses himself according to several renowned journalists

Published May 19, 2023 at 10:52
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It has been one of the big stories of the week, and it clearly hasn't finished stirring up controversy.

Earlier this week, following the drastic end of hopes to relocate the Coyotes to Tempe, Arizona, the father of the team's top player, Clayton Keller, sparked a huge reaction with the following message.


Bryan Keller announced that his son will not be with the Coyotes to start the upcoming season, stating that they are fed up with this whole saga.


He even added that he expects other Coyotes players to do the same and decide not to play for them anymore.

Keller won't be there at the beginning of the season, and he wrote on Twitter to expect others to follow suit. He stated that the team will relocate, as there are no other options, and Phoenix will regret losing a professional team»

Just a few minutes after the publication of this message, and following the tsunami of reactions it caused, it was quickly deleted.

Today, Clayton Keller's father had to answer questions from journalist Craig Morgan, and here's what he had to say.

Wednesday morning, while I was out of town for business, I was informed by several friends that a few Twitter messages had apparently been sent from my personal account regarding the vote on the proposed arena in Tempe and my son, Clayton Keller's future in AZ. (continued below)»

«I am writing to inform anyone reading these messages that my Twitter account has been hacked, and the messages were sent by the hacker. I want to clarify that I did not authorize these messages, and they do not reflect my views or personal opinions. (continued below)»

«This matter has been reported, and my account is now secure.»

The least we can say is that this explanation is far from unanimous.

See what renowned NHL journalist Greg Wyshynski from ESPN had to say in response:

«So, when most people get hacked, it's someone trying to scam people by selling laptops through DMs or tweeting insults.

Except for this time, where the hacker pretended that the father of an NHL player was demanding a trade after a failed vote. You know, just like hackers always do. (sarcastic)»

Why would a hacker specifically target that account, at that exact moment, to publish those messages? Let's admit that it's not very credible, and the excuse of a hacked account is an easy one to make.

It's worth noting that there were no other messages from the "hackers," and the message was magically deleted within minutes.

It's up to you to judge.

Keller, 24 years old, was the seventh overall pick in 2016. He accumulated 86 points last season (37 goals). He earns $7.15 million per season until 2028.

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