Người lái xe của Red Wings Zamboni nói rằng anh ta đã bị sa thải vì đi tiểu trong cống nước chảy băng
Anh ta tuyên bố rằng sự cứu trợ nhanh chóng của một người đàn ông đã khiến anh ta bị loại khỏi nhiệm vụ lái xe zamboni cho Detroit Red Wings một cách bất công . Sau 51 năm làm sạch băng cho nhượng quyền thương mại khúc côn cầu chuyên nghiệp của Motor City, Al Sobotka, đã đệ đơn kiện phân biệt đối xử lên Tòa án đường đua hạt Wayne ở Michigan vào tuần này chống lại Olympia Entertainment , công ty con của Red Wings.
Sobotka claims his firing two months ago was due to incontinence instead of incompetence. The lawsuit states Sobotka has a health condition which makes him frequently pee. The 68-year-old couldn’t get to a restroom quick enough during the February deluge, so he urinated in a drain that carries ice runoff from the Zambonis at Little Caesars Arena.
Thinking he was alone in the building, the tinkle commenced. Turns out Sobotka wasn’t the only one still working at the time. Someone saw his impromptu bathroom stop and reported it. Someone must’ve told Sobotka you’re in trouble for urine trouble. Sobotka’s lawyer claimed he was fired without a warning for the incident after a one-week suspension, making the former zamboni driver pissed off because of his constant need to piss.
“He performed services for the Detroit Red Wings including, but not limited to, handling day-to-day operations connected to the ice and the arena, including maintaining the practice ice, driving and maintaining the Zamboni, and taking care of the locker rooms,” the lawsuit states, per WDIV in Detroit.
Olympia Entertainment hasn’t commented on the situation, stating it’s a legal matter. Besides his pregame and intermission trips around the ice aboard the Zamboni, Sobotka became a cult figure among the Red Wings fan base for removing octopuses thrown onto the ice, waving around the creature to the delight of those in attendance. Sobotka’s lawyer claims Olympia Entertainment was aware of his urinary issues.
The lawsuit also states: “To access a restroom, (Sobotka) would have had to exit the garage and walk 60-70 feet to a public restroom. Instead, standing behind two zambonis and seeing no one around, he urinated into the pit, which contained water to be drained.”