Chiarelli opted not to suspend and fine the guy, which is worse than the guy having a tantrum and bragging about it in the first place. There were a lot of players in that room who don't approve of Obama, but they know the difference between a team event and a personal one. They know their goalie laid an egg and acted like a spoiled two-year-old. But it's not the first time he's done something petty and stupid and it won't be the last.
At least he spared Obama the ordeal of having to be polite to a selfish bigot. Of course being a man, Obama did his duty because it's a tradition that goes with the job, no matter what he thought of the team or its players.
I suppose it must be a comfort for you, DevilsFanSteve30, to think that so many of the people who are supposed to have your back in a crisis think it's perfectly fine not to show up if they don't want to.