Have you all ever played a game of hockey in your life? Not a beer league go out and have fun game, but a searious game?
Curse words, and Insults get thrown everywhere. That word gets said tons of times a game. Live with it...
I am not saying he should be fined, cause I would say the same things if I still played. And yes I know hockey is different, but when mic's catch these sort of things during other sports, fines would follow.
If you're going to be offended by whats been said on the ice for decades, then don't put mics on the ice...
I hope ABSOLUTELY nothing comes of this....I mean in some utopia these words will never exist, but when they're uttered on the playing field they're derogatory for the sake of being derogatory...I'd assume there is no malice...
But because "F" name doesn't offend a person, it's okay to use it? Would Simmonds (or anyone else) have pitched a fit because someone used the "N" word in the heat of the moment?
Seems like a bit of a double-standard to me... you can either cry foul for both things, or you can do so for neither. Both words are offensive to certain groups of people. Just because the "F" name is commonly used in modern vernacular doesn't make it right -- hell, not so long ago, the "N" word was in common use.
But yeah, I'm a whiny ***** for not being accepting of blatant bigotry.
The way ****** is used is not an insult to gay people. Words evolve. If he called him a fanny bandit that would be bad, but ******...? Thats likely very widely used. Its used to insult a cocky, self absorbed jerk, not a man who is attracted to other men... for the most part at least.
It confuses me as to how a fan of a sport like hockey could get offended by this. You happily watch people beat eachothers faces in game in-game out, but one borderline offensive slur from one player to another and your eyes are welling up?
We should make the game like the world was in Demolition Man. Now hear me out. We will have an electronic version of a swear jar. Every player will be mic'd with word recognition technology involved. Every curse, every insult, every derogatory term would automatically pull money out of their bank accounts.
Not sure what the money would be used for. Perhaps buying diapers and tissues for all of you over sensitive whiny children.