Kanye West gets Swedish hockey team's Twitter account suspended

Thomas WilliamsHockey writer
Kanye West's music appeared in a promotional video for the SHL's Vaxjo Lakers. (Getty Images)
Kanye West's music appeared in a promotional video for the SHL's Vaxjo Lakers. (Getty Images)

It’s not every day one of the biggest stars in pop culture reaches down into the depths of the Swedish Hockey League to flex some muscle.

But because of some music on an old promotional video, the Växjö Lakers of the SHL have had their official Twitter account suspended by the social media giant.

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Per the team’s Instagram account, “right now, Växjö Lakers’ Twitter account is down due to the fact that music from Kanye West was used in an old video. Twitter was contacted about the removal of the clip and we hope to get the account back as soon as possible!”

The specific song used in the video is not mentioned.

Växjö are currently 12th in the 14-team Swedish Hockey League, featuring past NHL players such as goaltender Viktor Fasth, defenceman Tim Erixon, and Bruins prospect Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson.

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