A little bit of controversy out of the Olympic hockey tournament as USA Hockey is currently working with the IOC to make sure their goalies can keep the Statue of Liberty on their goalie masks. 

Both female goalies Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby feature the landmark on their goalie masks. 

Earlier the IOC stated that the images must be removed but USA Hockey spokesman Dave Fischer said "discussions were ongoing". 

According to guidelines: No item may feature the wording or lyrics from national anthems, motivational words, public/political messaging or slogans related to national identity.

The controversy only comes up now because neither goalie played in the tournaments opener as Maddie Rooney was the starter. The team's coach hasn't committed to a starter yet so Hensley or Rigsby are expected to start the next game, Hensley features the image on the left side of her mask while Rigsby features it on her chin. 

Do you think the Statue of Liberty should be allowed or does it really break the rules?


Source: USA Today
Image Credit: ROB SCHUMACHER, USA TODAY SPORTS