The Penguins have disciplined a social media employee who tweeted an altered photo from the team's official Twitter account.
Pittsburgh received a setback for the tweet, which showed fans in attendance at the team's Tuesday game against the Flyers – a 5-2 Penguins win. But eagle-eyed observers quickly noted that the original photo showed two fans wearing masks incorrectly, or none at all.
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Watch Penguin's tweet here:
That's all we had to say …
Thanks for the continued support, Penguins fan.
We can't wait to see you tomorrow night. pic.twitter.com/f3KGjhHWR0
– Pittsburgh Penguins (@Penguin) March 4, 2021
And here is the origin. Note that the men in the lower center of the photo and the woman in the top right are wearing masks only on their mouths – not their noses. The original also shows two fans not wearing masks (the altered photo cuts them off easily).
Pittsburgh notes Gough in a statement New york post, “Perhaps well-meaning” employees “have been disciplined.”
The statement said, “We are acknowledged for withdrawing our fans to PPG Paints Arena, and following the advice of medical professionals, we are taking all precautions to use masks to keep our fans safe Huh.” He said, “We have adopted the policy of zero tolerance and the staff of our arena has created a rowing team to implement the (sic) team during the home games.”
“Our social media team should never send outside photos to our fan base. This is a violation of our social media and security policy and this employee has been disciplined. “
The day after the Pennsylvania Village, the Penguins began allowing 15 percent capacity at the PPG Paints Arena. Tom Wolf announced revised capacity protocols for public spaces.