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    Throwing Banana Peel = Racism?

    The hockey world needs to work at being more inclusive to ethnic minorities if it wants to survive, Hockey Canada said Friday - a day after a spectator threw a banana peel at a black player during an NHL exhibition game in London, Ont.

    "We recognize there's a changing face of the population in Canada and hockey needs to change, too," said Glen McCurdie, vice-president of membership services for the Calgarybased organization. "We need to ensure our programs are welcoming of all Canadians. For us to continue to grow the game it's not a step we should take but a step we have to take."

    Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds had the banana peel thrown at him as he took part in a shootout to settle his team's pre-season National Hockey League game against the Detroit Red Wings. According to one report, bananas were thrown at Simmonds twice during the game, but one reached the ice only during the shootout.

    "I've never had a banana thrown at me before," Simmonds told reporters following the game. "I guess it's something I obviously have to deal with, being a black player playing a predominantly white sport. I've grown a lot playing in this league and throughout my whole life. I'm not going to dwell on that. It's over with now."

    Despite the ugly moment, Simmonds scored on his shootout rush, one of two goals he netted during the game.
    Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/S...#ixzz1ZDRevn7F

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    This same Wayne Simmonds was caught on camera last night yelling "anti-gay" slurs at a white player, but I didn't see any tv coverage of it today, just a few articles on the internet. Apparently, it's only important to the media and the NHL when the "hate" is coming from white people.

    The NHL announced it won't punish Simmonds, because they say there was no evidence of what he said.............except the video of it.

    The NHL said Tuesday it would take no action against Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds because there was no evidence that he used an anti-gay slur.
    Simmonds was seen mouthing words on video
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...nds/50574820/1

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    I saw this new article a few nights ago on cbc. I thought it was absolutely hilarious. BLACK PEOPLE should not be playing hockey anyway! It is a white man's sport
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    What else are you supposed to throw at them, watermelons?
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

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    The white player happens to be Sean Avery, one of the biggest weasels to play in the NHL. This guy is notorious for being an obnoxious, mouthy prick. It figures that he'd turn around and start whining about being insulted. Not that I'm defending Simmonds, of course; but Avery should not be making an issue out of this. So much chirping goes on in the game, and much much worse has been said on the ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    What else are you supposed to throw at them, watermelons?
    Fried chicken of course!
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    Even though my ancestry is English, Germany is my favorite country.

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    "We recognize there's a changing face of the population in Canada and hockey needs to change, too,"
    Always this demanding tone, but never a good reason and/or argument why exactly things need to change.

    Some probably believe things have to change, just because of this tone. If you speak loud and confident enough, people will hear you i guess.
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    Personally, I recommend coconuts.

    They're equally symbolic but do far more damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybren View Post
    Always this demanding tone, but never a good reason and/or argument why exactly things need to change.

    Some probably believe things have to change, just because of this tone. If you speak loud and confident enough, people will hear you i guess.
    Canadian hockey does not need to change, I like my teams being made up of primarily rowdy Germanic men. *sighs* Those negroes are even trying to infiltrate my hockey!
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    I dont understand how this is a problem. Basketball is almost entirely black and American football is from what ive seen too. Media needs to stop being racist against our sports. Blacks generally don't even like the cold.

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