Celine Dion was born and raised in Quebec, right? Therefore, you’d suppose that she has Montreal Canadiens blood running through her body. Well, um, not quite. And we now have accusations of sedition.
Dion, of course, became legendary for her resident performances in Los Vegas. For a while, she was a fixture on The Strip and pretty much a full-time citizen of the city. So when the NHL dropped the Las Vegas Knights into town, Celine was all-in. Community spirit and all that.
During game five of the Habs-Knights series, the scoreboard features a shot of Celine wearing a Knights jersey. Nice bit of psychological warfare, really.
We're everything we are— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) May 23, 2018
because Celine loves usssss pic.twitter.com/yWFg13Kxzw
And Habs fans took the bait. The Montreal Gazette didn’t waste any time calling her a “traitor.” Damage control was necessary. In a statement, Celine wrote, “By the way, I have nothing to do with this photo … and you know what photo I’m talking about.” She maintains that no one from the Golden Nights contacted her about using the photo.
Still, I somehow wouldn’t expect her to be invited to sing the anthems when the Habs play the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.