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Quebec Premier wears Canadiens face mask sent to him by Weber

At daily press briefing, province leader jokes that team captain obviously doesn't hold a grudge

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Shea Weber doesn't hold grudges, just ask Quebec Premier Francois Legault.

Legault sported a Montreal Canadiens face mask to his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday, which was held in Montreal instead of Quebec City as usual. The mask was a gift sent to him by the Montreal Canadiens captain, even though Legault joked that he believed Weber should be traded back in January.

"In January I had suggested that (Weber) be traded, and he still sent me a mask," Legault joked during the press conference.

Tweet from @francoislegault: Merci �� Shea Weber, le capitaine des @CanadiensMTL, qui m���a envoy�� le masque que je portais aujourd���hui �� la conf��rence de presse et qui a ��t�� fabriqu�� par l���entreprise Image-Folie. Il ne semble pas rancunier, parce que j���avais propos�� en janvier dernier de l�����changer !

The tweet, translated to English reads: "Thanks to Shea Weber, the captain of Canadiens, who sent me the mask I wore today at the press conference and which was manufactured by the company Image-Folie. He doesn't seem to be resentful, because I offered to exchange him last January!"

The team seemed to have a good sense of humor about the Premier's joke, tweeting that he looked good in their team colors and they would pretend they didn't hear his past comments about their captain.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Le bleu-blanc-rouge vous va �� merveille!��(On va faire semblant qu'on n'a pas vu la deuxi��me partie du tweet.)Bleu-blanc-rouge looks good on you!��(We���ll pretend we didn���t read that second part.)

The team then followed up with with another post saying the Premier was "looking good."

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: On aime votre look, Monsieur le Premier Ministre.Looking good, Premier @francoislegault.#GoHabsGo

On Friday, Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin and general manager Marc Bergevin joined Legault to hand out masks on the street to those who needed them.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: .@jodrouin27 et Marc Bergevin se sont joints au premier ministre @francoislegault et au Dr @ArrudaHoracio, ce matin, afin de distribuer des masques au m��tro Cadillac.#UnisParLeHockey

The company that makes the masks, Image Folie, has made them available for the public to purchase.

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