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Home Town Fans Booing Phaneuf

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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scotts0's avatar

WAH!  Phaneuf is overrated.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 11/02/10 at 04:49 PM ET

awould's avatar

Burke is an annoying blowhard. Phaneuf is overrated. Toronto sucks.

Posted by awould on 11/02/10 at 06:29 PM ET


Never question Brian Burke.

Posted by mc keeper on 11/02/10 at 06:43 PM ET


If anyone could be more than overrated it’s Dion Phaneuf. So glad that guy is now having his defensive lapses in TO and not Calgary.

Posted by Iggy Rules on 11/02/10 at 09:05 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

There is one person more overrated than Phaneuf, and his name is Brian Burke.

Posted by Osrt on 11/02/10 at 09:07 PM ET


Burke has a good act going.  He’s great at playing the media.  Especially the Toronto media.  He has the stage to himself up there and he knows it.  He’s really got the I’ll kick your a$$ Irish tough guy routine down pat.  Although if Mr. Harvard law ever met a real Irish tough guy he’d soil his trousers.

Posted by 13 user names on 11/02/10 at 11:33 PM ET

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