The Boston Bruins on Monday refuted a weekend report that said its logo in the locker room was roped off while pop star Justin Bieber was in town for a performance at TD Garden.
ESPN.com and other websites reported that the team took the measure to ensure that Bieber did not step on the Bruins' logo. Bruins spokesperson Matthew Chmura told ESPNBoston.com that the story was "entirely untrue."
"We did not rope off our logo this weekend when Justin Bieber performed at the Garden and no one was in our locker room," Chmura said.
The story followed a recent report that showed Bieber photographed standing on the Chicago Blackhawks' logo while he was taking his own picture of the Stanley Cup, which upset some fans of the team. NHL clubs have been known to scold people for accidentally or purposely stepping or standing on their team logos.
The 19-year-old Bieber, from Canada and a known hockey fan, should have known that NHL teams have an unwritten rule that no one is permitted to step on their logo in the dressing room.
— Andrew Shaw (@shawz15er) July 10, 2013
Information from ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers was used in this report.