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Old 09-25-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Sorry dude but there's enough racism out there. No need to bring up why giving or throwing a banana at a black person would be insulting. Just take it from me, it is a HUGE racist action! They should have arrested the stupid a$$ that threw it and hauled him off to jail. It's definitely a form of a hate crime!!!
No problem. I can find it elsewhere if I need to know. All I heard is that they couldn't identify who did it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Lancet71 is right. This type of nonsense is beyond disgusting. BTW, in the Politics/Other Controversies forum, there is a sizable thread on this subject as well.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Lancet71 is right. This type of nonsense is beyond disgusting. BTW, in the Politics/Other Controversies forum, there is a sizable thread on this subject as well.
Thanks for pointing that thread out. It has enough info for me to figure it out. I see that I had heard of that before. I just put it out of my mind and didn't think of it when I heard of the incident. You're right. It's truly disgusting!
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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Don't fret. Simmonds went from victim to perp in his very next game.

The Hockey News: Headlines: Gay rights group asks Simmonds to apologize for slur uttered to Avery
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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Black people are sometimes compared to monkeys and monkeys are supposed to like bananas. That's the connection.

I hope seeing it explained didn't upset anyone's delicate sensitivities.

While throwing anything on the ice during a game should be cause for being ejected from the arena, throwing him in jail is a bit much. I'm not condoning his actions, but to call it a hate crime is a bit of a stretch.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Manila
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Disappointing especially considering I'm a non-white hockey fan! While this BS happens in other sports too (like Euro Football, for instance), its inexcusable and should never be tolerated!
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Black people are sometimes compared to monkeys and monkeys are supposed to like bananas. That's the connection.

I hope seeing it explained didn't upset anyone's delicate sensitivities.

While throwing anything on the ice during a game should be cause for being ejected from the arena, throwing him in jail is a bit much. I'm not condoning his actions, but to call it a hate crime is a bit of a stretch.
Think about this...what signifies a hate crime? An attack on an individual or group based on their race, religion, or sexual orientation. Based on what the idiot did, it would be considered assault and battery by police standards but based on the fact of the content, it is a hate crime.
I also do think that anyone throwing something on the ice should be punished but this was a little more harsh.
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:34 AM
 
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So will you call for Simmonds' imprisonment for use of the gay slur?
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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Sorry dude but there's enough racism out there. No need to bring up why giving or throwing a banana at a black person would be insulting. Just take it from me, it is a HUGE racist action! They should have arrested the stupid a$$ that threw it and hauled him off to jail. It's definitely a form of a hate crime!!!
Update: the London Ontario police force have filed charges against this scumbag, and his name is now public record:
In Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds incident, Chris Moorhouse of Ontario charged with throwing banana - ESPN
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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That should play well for his family and place of work.
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