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by Paul on 11/02/10 at 04:39 PM ET
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
Brian Burke is a fervent believer that when fans purchase a ticket to a sporting event, those fans are entitled to boo or cheer or express themselves in any way they see fit, so long as it’s not vulgar or racist.
That said, the Toronto Maple Leaf general manager is also a big believer in freedom of speech and he said it is “disgraceful” that some fans at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night booed Leafs’ captain Dion Phaneuf.
“Are they entitled to do it?” Burke said, “Sure, they are. And I honestly don’t believe it was a lot of them. It doesn’t take many fans booing to be heard so I think we’re talking about a very small number, but my opinion is that it’s disgraceful to boo Dion Phaneuf for everything he has done for this franchise, on and off the ice, in a very short period of time.”
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