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by Paul on 01/09/12 at 11:20 AM ET
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
Rene Fasel didn’t mince his words when asked about the fake injuries that peppered the world junior hockey championship in Calgary and Edmonton.
“It’s the European illness,” said the International Ice Hockey Federation president as amused Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson chimed in with, “I like that question.”
“It’s a culture question,” Fasel continued. “You know football — soccer — is big, and (injuries are a) part of the game.”
Does it embarrass him as much as it bothers Canadian fans who booed most European players for their theatrics?
“What can we do?” Fasel asked.
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