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03-27-2013, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by mbhhofr View Post
Over the many, many games that I officiated, in both amateur and professional hockey, I didn't hear that many racial, or religious slurs from the players, spectators or management toward players...
True enough, that it was slapped down pretty quickly on the ice, be it by the Ref's or player on player delivering retribution. The only time I can ever remember anything like that in the late 60's & early 70's was in the deliberate targeting & baiting of French Canadian & Maritime players in Ontario. Derisively called Pepsi's & Newfy's, most imports from those provinces generally highly skilled players. Cant beat them using speed, skill & talent, frustrated, might as well as start a riot instead. An attitude that was fairly prevalent at that time. Salming in Toronto. Some serious hash slung at him during his first few seasons verbally, face washes, sucker punches, needless slashing, elbows up etc.

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