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We the People

Do you think the phrase "We the People" is propaganda promoting the United States over other countries and shouldn't be allowed at the Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee is requiring Team USA women?s hockey goalie Jessie Vetter to remove an inscription bearing ?We the People? on her custom mask before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The reference from the U.S. Constitution is seen by the IOC as ?propaganda? promoting the United States over other countries, according to Ron Slater, the mask?s artist. He also makes custom masks for NHL players.

?It ruffles the wrong feathers, I guess,? Slater told FoxNews.com.

Vetter?s mask ?was allowed to retain depictions of the Statue of Liberty, a screaming bald eagle and a ?USA? shield,? the report adds.

Slater remembers Vetter asking him to add ?We the People.? She reportedly told him: ?It?s only three words. How much damage could they do??

Rob Koch, the communications director for USA Hockey, told FoxNews.com that the incident ?has not been an issue for our players.?

Team USA Women’s Hockey Goalie Required to Remove U.S. Constitution Reference From Mask | TheBlaze.com

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Well, further on in that article is the explanation:

“It is our understanding that this is not an issue about the patriotic nature of the image depicting the U.S Constitution. The adjustment was necessary because the image did not meet IOC guidelines. It contained wording, which is not allowed on uniforms for any sports at the Olympic games,” he said.

ITA with that. There are athletes from over 100 countries competing, who speak dozens of languages. I think it's quite appropriate to keep words off of official uniforms. Stick with the graphics that everyone can understand.