Social media erupts after Pittsburgh Penguins allegedly Photoshopped themselves into fans – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Team

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves under fire after allegedly putting masks on fans’ faces during the team’s first game in front of fans in nearly a year.

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Tuesday night’s game was the first time fans were allowed to return to the PPG Paints Arena when they hosted the Philadelphia Flyers.

Masking mandates and limited capacity efforts have been implemented.

But it was a post-game Twitter post that has social media in arms.

On Wednesday, the team posted a photo of fans in the stands saying, “Thank you for your continued support of Penguins fans. We can’t wait to see you tomorrow night. “

It didn’t take long for social media detectives to discover that the photo the penguins posted may have been tampered with.

In the original Getty Images photo, one of the fans was not wearing a mask and others were not wearing it properly.

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The version that the Penguins posted on Twitter showed fans with the masks on correctly.

Photo credit: Getty

Fans quickly took to social media annoyed with the photo manipulation and lack of enforcement of the mask policy.

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We reached out to the penguins for comment and have not yet received a response.


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