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NHL PLAYOFFS |OT| PUCK THE PAIN AWAY

Oct 27, 2017
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He said they were "jokes" and "sarcastic" and that he's grown up and that he was a "teenager" (he was 21), but yeah I'm thinking the young adult that made those "jokes" is probably not too different from the dude playing in the NHL now.
Maybe it’s because I’m Arab but I see absolutely nothing wrong with the second tweet. The first tweet is a dickhead tweet.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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His tweets are racist fearmongering (who brought up airports? what's wrong with a different language) but instead of looking at it like that and apologising for past mistakes it's just hand waved as joking and sarcasm. As far as I know, the Blues didn't denounce that or anything, so I guess they don't have an issue with those types of jokes. Sports media had no issue handling him with kid gloves. Meanwhile PK gets put on blast for making things about "him". It's yet another example of hockey's uncomfortable proximity to racism.

so fuck the Blues. If they and Boston get there, this would be the only time I would cheer the Broons.

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Maybe it’s because I’m Arab but I see absolutely nothing wrong with the second tweet. The first tweet is a dickhead tweet.
I guess the Blues are canceled now. Damn shame. Was really pulling for them.

Those tweets are at worst insensitive. Pretty tame as far as "bad tweets from an athlete's past" go.
Here's the other one for context, Montresor



Also, Cat Party, you forgot to lament the emergence of "outrage culture"!