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09-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicken Capital,PA
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Sorry, but technically there is no difference. 99 people expect hats being thrown. 1 expects banana on the ice. Is their opinion better, because they are majority? ... btw. what about octopus, is that expected part of hockey? Is it worse to throw banana than octopus?
Lets be serious. The fact a banana was thrown at a black player, it is self evident that it was racially motivated.
While having a racial opinion is not a crime, the league could press charges if an object is tossed on the playing surface by a fan.
So in reality, its up to the league/arena to press charges.
I could see how throwing an object on the ice...outside of the normal hats/squid...could make the league want to spin up a bogus player endangerment, harassment charges on the person just to get the message across this sort of conduct is unacceptable.
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