Former NHLer Dustin Penner uses Jimmy Hayes' death to promote his anti-vaccine views

Published August 24, 2021 at 7:13 PM

Jimmy Hayes has passed away yesterday morning. Hayes had a wife Kristen and two little sons (2 and 3 months).

While heartfelt testimonies came in from all sides, one person had inadvertently garnered unwanted attention.

This is not at all a testimony:

Dustin Penner, a former NHL player, has written three short stories to promote his ideas:

- Photo of Jimmy Hayes' death

- (Photo) Mandatory vaccination for NHL club personnel and their guests.

- Photo of a news item about a 13-year-old boy who died in his sleep after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (no relation established between the two occurrences)

Penner has decided to group these three short pieces together and label them 'Rest In Peace'.

As if to insinuate that the NHL's vaccination policy caused Jimmy Hayes' death.

Several critics have slammed this still-running newspaper for exploiting the death of a family guy and former hockey player to promote his views.

This is inexcusable, whether you support or oppose vaccination. Penner, 38, has recently made multiple anti-vaccine conspiracy claims on Twitter.

But that's beside the point.

Many watchers and supporters are currently enraged by the Hayes connection.

Credit: HabsolumentFan
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