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Wayne Gretzky assailed for supporting Bush

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A statue of Wayne Gretzky in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was adorned with a sign that read "U$ Lackey" in protest of the hockey star's recent comments supporting President Bush in the war against Iraq.

Employees of Skyreach Centre quickly removed the cardboard sign Tuesday from the statue at the entrance to the home arena of Gretzky's former team, the Edmonton Oilers.

Earlier this week, Gretzky praised Bush as a great leader and said he backed him 100 percent. However, he also shied away from criticizing Canada's decision to stay out of the conflict.