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Don’t Say Bad Things About The ‘Soo’

from the CP at the Globe and Mail,

An Ontario Hockey League referee’s controversial Twitter post has cost him a lot more than the hostility of some hockey fans.

The OHL announced Wednesday that Joe Monette has been suspended for the balance of the 2012-13 season as well as the playoffs for his disparaging tweet about the city of Sault Ste Marie.

Monette was in Sault Ste. Marie on Friday to officiate a game between the Greyhounds and Windsor when he posted “Soo Saint Marie, two words, Slim Pickens #noteeth #hicktown #allfaties.”


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At least we Sooites know how to spell “fatties”.

Posted by Garth on 01/30/13 at 03:40 PM ET

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So, he was just razzing a friend he has in the Soo by disparaging the city, so he decided the best place to do that was Twitter.

Makes sense.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/30/13 at 03:41 PM ET

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At least we Sooites know how to spell “fatties”.

Posted by Garth on 01/30/13 at 03:40 PM ET

Damn straight! We know how to roll ‘em, too!





Wait…are we talking about the same thing?

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/30/13 at 03:42 PM ET


Not a very intelligent move Monette.


Posted by loojay on 01/30/13 at 03:59 PM ET

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Dat whut he get for pickin on da yoopers sister cities.

//trying to sound like my Finnish-yooper born and raised relatives.

Posted by wingsluver4ever on 01/30/13 at 04:00 PM ET

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Ishewrong? Juss sayin!


Posted by Keyser S. on 01/30/13 at 04:42 PM ET

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Since when is “Slim Pickens” an insult? The man was AWESOME.

Posted by Mr. Fnytelhatt on 01/30/13 at 05:47 PM ET


Damn, how many of us here are from the Soo?  Depending on where they were having their after game refreshments he may well have had a point but a guy who’s supposed to be impartial should be smart enough not to diss any towns he works in.  Don’t drink and tweet kids.

Posted by dwgs on 01/31/13 at 09:28 AM ET

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