Are these fans n players following the pattern set by Americans where referees are quitting because of the harassment by coaches n fans?
Like all bigots and racists, their ignorance has no bounds.
"Ice hockey was first observed by Europeans being played by Micmac Indians in Nova Scotia in the late 1600’s. It was called “ricket” by those Natives."
"A 16-year-old Halifax hockey player who was called the N-word on the ice three years ago says he has again been subjected to racial slurs, this time during a recent tournament in Charlottetown.
Mark Connors, who is Black, is a goalie with the Halifax Hawks U18 AA team. He said the N-word was directed at him again during the first game he played in the Falcons Early Bird Tournament, which was held Nov. 18-21.
Our thanks to Calvin L. for the above.
"Some of the younger kids in the stands were calling me a racial slur, one guy said Halifax has a n----r for a goalie," said Connors. "In the third period they kept on talking, saying n--, n--, n--."
Connors said some of his teammates and coaches heard the comments that were coming from the stands.
From there, he said the weekend got even worse."
Halifax Hawks Minor Hockey president Spiro Bokolas said his executive team is putting their support behind the Connors family. New helmet decals are being made with Mark Connors' jersey number 31 and the words "Hawks Against Racism" wrapped around the Hawks logo.
"We are disgusted by the racist actions of players and parents during a game that all have a right to enjoy," said Bokolas.
I am having difficulty getting my head around Canadians being racist. Shows my ignorance. Also, as a former university hockey player and high school coach, I find the players' behavior abominable and I question why it was allowed to continue.
Having said that, I've read that American referees are quitting because of the harassment by coaches, players and fans.
Are both countries headed for implosion?