Canadians aren’t happy about Carrie Underwood’s Knights fandom

Carrie Underwood may be the Golden Knights’ newest fan, but supporters of the Winnipeg Jets have proven they sure aren’t a fan of hers.

After the singer posted on Twitter that she would be supporting the Knights during the Western Conference Final, even offering to sing the national anthem at a game, Canadian hockey fans fought back.

Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher is from Canada and plays for the Nashville Predators, who were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Jets, the Knights’ conference final opponent. Many of the jeering tweets asked if Underwood, an Oklahoma native, even cared about hockey prior to her marriage.

One of the reasons Underwood said she’d root for the Knights was that she’d “enjoy seeing them make a little history.” Seemingly, no one told Underwood that the Jets will be making history as well, also appearing in its first ever conference final.

Some fans asked Underwood to “stick to singing,” even making jabs at her stint on American Idol.

One fan even unilaterally decided that Underwood was no longer welcome in Winnipeg.

Knights’ fans were more accepting of Underwood’s move to the bandwagon.

However, there were many fans that were hoping Underwood wouldn’t sing the anthem this series, like she had offered after announcing she’d be a Knights fan. Fans feel confident that the current playoff anthem singer, Carnell Johnson, will do the job just fine.

Johnson offered to let Underwood take the anthem so he could sing “O Canada,” but who knows at this point if the Knights will take Underwood up on her offer.

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Contact Elaine Wilson at ewilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @WilsonElaineM on Twitter.

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