The Heritage Classic this year looks to be one of the best ones in a while, and this couple in Winnipeg bought some tickets to go check it out for exactly that reason. Classic Jets and Oilers? Gretzky back on the ice? Hell yeah you grab tickets for that. Turns out though you need buy tickets for everyone who would be going, even a baby who wouldn’t be able to use the seat.
The NHL put up a bit of a fight at first, but finally broke down and offered 2 extra seats to the couple for free. And normally that’d be the end of story, free tickets to hockey game where the seats are $400 a pop is a miracle, but the couple has turned them down for quite possible the worst reason imaginable.
They’re filing a humans rights complaint over how this was handled.
Are you kidding me? Do they really feel going to a hockey game is a basic human right? I get the being angry over the buying a seat for your baby thing, because $400 for a seat is pretty steep but saying that this violates some sort of human right is straight up insane.
— CBC Canadian News (@CBCCanada) September 16, 2016