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 )
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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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.
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.
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.
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.