Shrieking Justin Bieber fans are disrupting the NHL annual meetings
It is not known for sure whether Bieber is actually staying at the Peninsula Chicago. But don't tell that to the hundreds of Beliebers standing outside and screaming at the top of their lungs. At this point, they've more been standing there for more than 24 hours.
We know that this is posing a problem for the NHL Competition Committee meetings, because Minnesota Wild forward Zenon Konopka tweeted, "@justinbieber I'm a fan of you being Canadian &even ur music but ur killing our NHLPA meetings with ur fan club screaming outside the hotel". (Konopka has since deleted the tweet, probably realizing that he had accidentally admitted to being a fan of Justin Bieber's music).
Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey tweeted a photo of the Beliebers who are making it impossible for the NHL meetings to proceed (seen at right). That picture was taken 24 hours ago, and the Bieber fans are still there. Mr. Bieber plays the United Center in Chicago this evening.
Zenon Konopka does not hold an official leadership position in the NHLPA, but players association members are allowed to attend such meetings.
Justin Bieber does indeed follow the NHL, and is said to be a Toronto Maple Leafs fan though the little twerp has been spotted in a Chicago Blackhawks cap as well.
Of course, the Blackhawks just won the Stanley Cup, and Bieber's show in Chicago is sold out. Well played, little twerp, well played.