The last of Pat Hickey?
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12-13-2011, 12:38 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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People tend not to read - Pat is right but in this day of political correctness and with all the recent scandals, god forbid if you say anything somewhat critical about a victim.
Nobody should question Fleury’s decision to remain silent. What should be questioned is Fleury’s continuing role in James’s life. At the time of Kennedy’s revelations, James was the coach of the Calgary Hitmen. He was one of the co-owners of the junior team in the Western Hockey League. One of the other owners was Theoren Fleury. Here was someone who had suffered abuse at the hands of Graham James. Here was someone who knew that James had abused other players. Here was someone who was exposing other children to the same sexual predator.
Fleury has been through enough counselling to know there’s a word for someone who acts in this fashion - enabler.
It's more than political correctness. Hickey has the good fortune to look at sexual abuse as someone who's never been a victim of it. What could he possibly know about what it's like to be Theoren Fleury or what is to have suffered what he suffered??
This is what you get when sports writers write about anything but. He was rash and ignorant for writing that article and he should apologize profusely.
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