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by Paul on 01/22/12 at 01:23 PM ET
from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,
But personal differences aside, what has happened to Kane in the last couple of days is absolutely shameful.
Some wiseguy hears a rumour and takes a sign to a hockey game slandering Kane. Someone else takes a picture of the sign and puts it on Twitter and whoosh—the whole thing catches fire. Websites, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts repeated rumour after rumour about Kane on Saturday with no evidence to support the claims. Posts became so inflammatory on the Free Press website Saturday night the comments section was shut down.
Disgusting is only one way to describe it.
The offending sign first appeared at a Jets game in Ottawa last week: “Dear Evander: Please stop walking out on your bills. Sincerely, Winnipeg servers and restauranteurs.”
Kane posted the picture on his Twitter account with the message, “Ha, Ha. What a complete lie this is but I really like the colours on the poster.”
The Jets were refusing comment on Saturday, but in making calls to Winnipeg restaurants I was able to learn that NHL security had conducted an investigation into the matter. A Jets executive confirmed this and stated the investigation came up empty. The folks in the restaurant business that I spoke with had good things to say about Kane.
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