Flames staffer tweets Nenshi as Calgary mayor worse than Trump

Fans enter the Saddledome as the opening ceremonies start prior to the Edmonton Oilers playing the Calgary Flames. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

A Calgary Flames staffer was particularly unhappy with seeing Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi re-elected on Monday.

Sean Kelso, the team’s media relations and communications director, said in a tweet — later removed — that Nenshi winning the municipal election was “worse than Donald Trump being president.”

Kelso’s tweet came after the organization’s vice-president of sports properties sales and marketing Gordon Norrie publicly endorsed candidate Bill Smith. Nenshi received 51.4 per cent of the vote, while Smith had 43.7.

The Flames have been in negotiations with the city as they attempt to receive public funding for a new $550-million arena. Those negotiations have gone poorly and are reportedly at a stalemate.