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Old 09-29-2011, 08:24 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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It was definitely messed up and uncalled for... but like the player said, what else do you expect when you are a black man playing HOCKEY?

Play basketball, football, or baseball if you dont wanna deal with that stuff. It's his choice to play hockey. No one is making him... A black person shouldn't play Hockey, Lacrosse, Golf, Tennis, or Race Cars and not expect some type of racist razzing.

And if you think otherwise you are fooling yourselves and don't understand how race is still a factor in the World.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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How very European of them........
I knew there would be a comment like this in the thread
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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So will you call for Simmonds' imprisonment for use of the gay slur?
First, Avery has to be imprisoned for threatening to kill Claude Giroux.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Back in the Southland
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yeah that was an unfortunate thing with the gay slur and and death threat to Claude Giroux. On to the banana throwing, it is a little discouraging for for a black hockey fan like myself but I know most fans aren't like that.

i would like Simmonds except for the fact that he played for the Kings maybe in a couple seasons I can get over that

Go Ducks and Aves
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Looks like I'm not the only one living under a rock. The banana thrower had no idea that it could be seen as racist: Lawyer: Banana tosser at NHL game 'mortified' - NHL - Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=An3BWKk3nahV1KBF9tX_IKh7vLYF?slug=ap-bananathrowing - broken link)
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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Looks like I'm not the only one living under a rock. The banana thrower had no idea that it could be seen as racist: Lawyer: Banana tosser at NHL game 'mortified' - NHL - Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=An3BWKk3nahV1KBF9tX_IKh7vLYF?slug=ap-bananathrowing - broken link)
He threw a projectile object onto the field of play though, similar to a battery, a bottle of beer, etc. He should be dealt with accordingly.

The banana itself as a racial connotation.... we'll never know what was in his heart when he threw it, but I am inclined to believe he knew what he was doing. As it stands, he should be charged to the fullest extent possible.

I am taking my kids to the Cardinals-Giants game on Sunday, and am fearful to do so because of rabble like this.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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If he threw an Octopus he wouldn't have been charged.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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So when do they sell bananas at hockey games?
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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He threw a projectile object onto the field of play though, similar to a battery, a bottle of beer, etc. He should be dealt with accordingly.

The banana itself as a racial connotation.... we'll never know what was in his heart when he threw it, but I am inclined to believe he knew what he was doing. As it stands, he should be charged to the fullest extent possible.
Plus one!
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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What does the banana have to do with race? I never knew that there was a connection.
I am so sick of this political correctness nonsense.
When I see a noose, I think of the a wild west sheriff hanging an outlaw, not hate crimes against blacks,
and if I coment on a monkey at the zoo, then folks will yell racism and discrimination.
Throwing the banana on the ice was just Stupid, but should NOT be considered a blatant KKK-related Hate Crime.
The politically correct cry babies are blowing this out of proportion.
Lets get back to hockey with some occasional catfish and octopus on the ice.
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