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02-13-2013, 04:42 PM
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Kane says criticism toward him is racially motivated

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=415919

Layoff the wear white tonight stuff guys. [mod]

I really hope the kiss'in cousin fans/media isn't really effecting our top players performance, but it might be a small factor; this just leaves a bad taste in your mouth but also has to be acknowledged. Thus is the life of a pro/celebrity athlete.

TSN also disabled the comments section on their web site for this headline.( so be ready to be quoted for "sports"-centre )

Let the DRAMA begin!!


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People aren't on your case because of your colour, it's because you can come off like a immature punk Evander.

I spoke to a couple cops i know, and they back the Earls story being true. Simple fact is he has done some things that upset people, and it's justified. However, Lawless and others trying to run the kid out of town because of not paying a food bill or doing the money phone bit, is a bit too much. He is our best offensive player and probably are only true potential first line stud. He's young. Not like he's 30 doing this. He's what? 21. I am okay with it. Meaning we all do stupid stuff from time to time... But yeah, don't like him using the race card. I dated a Filipino girl for over a year and wanted to marry her. Jarome Iginla is one of my favorites. My point is I can't speak for everyone, but I can't speak for myself. Skin colour has nothing to do with me not being a fan of Kane, it's the attitude and how he carries himself that does it. If he grows up, he has me as a fan.


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I certainly think race plays a role in it.

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Being one of our highest paid players, he should expect plenty of criticism. It has nothing to do with race, its to do with the money we are paying him.

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IMO, Kane should stop bringing unneeded and potentially negative attention to himself, and just focus on putting the puck in the net.

Racism may exist towards him, but I'm pretty sure it's minimal, and whomever it's coming from can't be worth spending much thought over.

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As a Winnipeger, I personally find Kane's comment insulting. We love our sports heroes, be it Jack Jacobs or Teemu Selanne or Milt Stegal, not because of their colour or ethnicity, but because of the quality of their character. Almost all of the criticism directed at Evander has to do with a lack of character. All he has to do is grow up a little and he will be one of the beloved.


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I've heard people make racial comments about Kane. Not all people will be motivated by race but there are some that are.

I do think that him being a young black man with "swag" or "attitude" really contributes to some peoples negative opinions of him

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He really needs to think twice before he says stupid **** like this.

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I've heard people make racial comments about Kane. Not all people will be motivated by race but there are some that are.

I do think that him being a young black man with "swag" or "attitude" really contributes to some peoples negative opinions of him
It's not the swag that bothers me. My buddy is black and he has tons of swag, but he has a heart of gold, so he can swag all he wants. lol And if someone doesn't like him because of his colour, well, they don't deserve our attention.

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To think that race doesn't play a role is unrealistic... It's unfortunate but we live in a world that can seem quite corrupt at times...

But, on the other hand, to think that race is the exclusive cause would also be as unrealistic.

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I personally am chalking this fiasco to age/new contract/tough season and media looking for celebrity gutter gossip; but hey it sells. In 2-3 years he's going to look back at this and face palm, but will be better over all for it.

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The vast majority of criticism Kane receives is a result of his stupid behavior.

But I have to admit that I have heard folks bring race into their criticisms so I concede that a portion of the criticism has something to do with race.

Either way though, it was extremely stupid of Kane to make these remarks if they are, indeed, an accurate representation of what he said in the interview.

I have to think this is really the beginning of the end for him in Winnipeg.

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As an ethnic minority myself, I think he's correct.

If you're a black player in the NHL, you basically have to hold yourself to Iginla-like standards.

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Sadly, it probably does play some part.

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Racism??? only Evander would know.

Any dislike that I have had for him stems from an outward appearance as an arrogant punk and his streaky goal scoring lacking any consistency.

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who is the most popular Jet?

Arguably Dustin Byfuglien.

What color is big Buff again, because I can't remember.

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As an ethnic minority myself, I think he's correct.

If you're a black player in the NHL, you basically have to hold yourself to Iginla-like standards.
Yes, because coming off like a respectful person who seems approachable is a bad thing.

Sean Avery is white.. I don't care to meet him.

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Racism??? only Evander would know.

Any dislike that I have had for him stems from an outward appearance as an arrogant punk and his streaky goal scoring lacking any consistency.
streaky goal scoring lacking any consistency.

Only 21 players had more goals per game than him... and a lot of those above him had more/better PP opportunities.
Wow the NHL has ****ty consistency then...

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Some People are openly racist in this city its just a fact of life...

Ive said it before that people dont like him because he is Black. Buff gets it too

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who is the most popular Jet?

Arguably Dustin Byfuglien.

What color is big Buff again, because I can't remember.
Buffs my fav, and it's "colour"

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I've heard people make racial comments about Kane. Not all people will be motivated by race but there are some that are.

I do think that him being a young black man with "swag" or "attitude" really contributes to some peoples negative opinions of him
Wait a minute....are we not..."Swaggerville"

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My favorite part about these 'human interest' stories is that it always turns into a volunteer census on who has black friends.

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Some People are openly racist in this city its just a fact of life...

Ive said it before that people dont like him because he is Black. Buff gets it too

and some people are rapists, murderers and criminals that doesn't mean it reflects on the entire fan base of Winnipeg.

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Some People are openly racist in this city its just a fact of life...

Ive said it before that people dont like him because he is Black. Buff gets it too
It's everywhere unfortunately. When I dated my ex, they weren't happy she dated a white boy. It was so uncomfortable, but I focused on the people who did show me respect in her family. Like her mother. I don't get racism. It's silly. Take dogs as an example. A lot of us probably have more than one breed of dog we like and would adopt. I have a mix lab/border collie. My point is if you can love a dog or cat that has different background/breed then why can't you look beyond the skin of a person? We're all the same. Just different shades of colour. I know more annoying white people (I am white btw) then any other colour... it's an individual thing... colour has got nothing to do with it.

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Yes, because coming off like a respectful person who seems approachable is a bad thing.

Sean Avery is white.. I don't care to meet him.
If we had Avery, this thread wouldn't even exist. We'd have some real dirt to yap about. Oh and we might have more wins as well.

I for one is all for turning this thread into a acquire Avery thread.


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