Leif Boork’s clear criticism after the great promise Leo Carlsson did the “forbidden” in the hockey World Cup: “Damn nonsense”

Great players like Peter Forsberg, Börje Salming and Jörgen Jönsson have done it.
Right now it is 18-year-old Leo Carlsson’s turn in Tre Kronor during this year’s hockey World Cup.
Then comes the hockey profile Leif Boork with clear criticism of the “forbidden” gesture.

We have seen several Swedish big players such as Peter Forsberg, Börje Salming and Jörgen Jonsson make number 21 an iconic number in Tre Kronor. In connection with Börje’s passing, many voices were also raised to retire number 21 in the Swedish national team.

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The icons Nicklas Lidström and Henrik Zetterberg wants to raise the number 21 to the ceiling so that no one else could wear the number in the blue and yellow match suit. But in this year’s hockey World Cup it continues to be used and now has great promise Leo Carlson had the great honor of carrying exactly 21 on his back.

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230522 Leo Carlsson of Sweden during the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship group stage game between Denmark and Sweden on May 22, 2023 in Tampere. Photo: Joel Marklund / BILDBYRÅN / code JM / JM0476

So far, he has done so successfully, being one of Tre Kronor’s top scorers with five points in seven games in his very first senior championship. The 18-year-old himself admits that he did not choose the number but was assigned it by the national team management, largely because he used 21 in the junior national team.

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Boork’s criticism

But now comes a clear criticism of Tre Kronor from the hockey profile Leif Bork after the “forbidden” gesture of using the legendary number.
“I share the view that certain legendary jersey numbers in Tre Kronor should be retired! (As no. 21) SIF (Swedish Ice Hockey Federation) should see to that. We are good at playing. Worse at preserving history!” writes an annoyed Boork on Twitter.

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180220 Leif Boork, head coach of Sweden in the Women’s Ice Hockey Classification match between Sweden and Korea during day eleven of the 2018 Winter Olympics on February 20, 2018 in Pyeongchang. Photo: Petter Arvidson / BILDBYRÅN / code PA / 91987

But the veteran coach must also receive a lot of answers from hockey Sweden that say the opposite.
“Won’t work. You take 21 as an example, then who should be praised? Jörgen Jönsson? Peter Forsberg? Börje Salming?”, writes a user on Twitter.
“The biggest tribute is getting to wear the number, right? Retire and it will just be forgotten. Instead, make sure to remind the story as soon as a player uses the number,” writes another.
“Retiring jerseys is bullshit,” writes a third.

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Boork’s critique:

I share the opinion that some legendary jersey numbers in TreKronor should be retired! (As no. 21) SIF should see to that. We are good at playing. Worse at preserving history!☝️🇸🇪

— Leif Boork (@LBoork) May 23, 2023