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In the NHL, as in all professional sports leagues, intensity, competitiveness and emotion are the order of the day… Sometimes, a little too much so.
We’ve often heard of players and former players who’ve made headlines for saying something inappropriate.
For those who have seen him play, he’s the very definition of a gritty, character-driven player.
The Albertan is co-host of the Missin Curfew podcast, with former NHL strongman Shane O’Brien.
During a Pennsylvania War game, Upshall allegedly called Therrien a ” French F*ck “, triggering an intense rage from the Quebec coach.
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“Once, Michel Therrien was chasing me around the rink. I called him a ‘French F*ck’ and he completely lost it.” – Scottie Upshall
The only problem I have with this story is that the Flyers’ coach at the time, Paul Holmgren, knew after the game what his player had said, and he seemed to approve of the message.
After saying that he called Therrien that, Holmgren replied, “Perfect,” and O’Brien seemed to agree when Upshall recounted it during the podcast.
Even though Quebec in a way gave birth to field hockey, Americans don’t seem to give respect to Francophones in the sport, and that saddens me.
At this point, it’s downright racism against francophones.
It’s very important to make people aware of racism, because it affects countless people, including young people who abandon their hobbies and passions because of it.
We have to put a stop to racism, even if this case isn’t the worst, when you think of what happened to George Floyd, among others.
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