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08-11-2011, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CareyClutch View Post
If i'm not a fan of Andrei, is that make me a racist?
No - not in my eyes and I don't think that's what some are saying at all including myself. It's when a player is continually bashed even when stats or facts are presented to support that player. Or when player x is bashed for the same thing player y does but player y's actions are always justified.

I think generally speaking Euro players have to prove a lot more than a North American player to be somewhat accepted either by the media and / or some of the fanbase. I'd go so far to say that the totem pole looks like this roughly........

Canadian Player > US Player

US Player > Scandinavian Player

Scandanavian > Russian, Czech

And speaking for myself - I don't hold that against fans unless the bashing is extremely excessive and hateful. All sports and / or teams have heritage and history but just like with many things in the business world today it's becoming a global economy so opportunities are worldwide. This means your local heritage could be infringed upon by an "outsider".

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