He's perfectly within his right to do so. He's not the first, or last, athlete to decline a visit to the whitehouse. It's still a lame thing to do. It's a photo-op and is ceremony that has been done for generations. It's a little overboard anytime an athlete does this. It ranks up there with any celebrity using their platform to soapbox. Just a tacky move really.
Who cares? Honestly?
And was it not just a few short months ago when TT walked on water? People around here were just gushing how awesome he was and now he is a villain for not going to the White House? Bad form? Sure. Petty? Yeah. But like I said, Who cares?
I don't give a crap what the political views of hockey players are, it what they do on the ice.
Tim Thomas's White House snub no surprise to Bruins - The Boston Globe
Wow.Two team sources think Thomas’s decision won’t have a negative effect inside the dressing room because it reflects no deviation from his character. Separately, the sources both said Thomas’s actions merely revealed what his teammates have known since 2006-07, his first full season with the Bruins: that he is a solitary, me-against-the-world figure who often puts himself in front of the team.