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Entries with the tag: racism in hockey
There isn’t much going on this summer, but Anthony Stewart, one of the newest Canes, is keeping us entertained. Between appearing on TSN’s “Off the Record” and his tweeting, I don’t know if he has time to do any training. He is, however, giving us Caniacs a good look at who he is off the ice. And in one of his recent appearances on OTR, he revealed a somewhat surprising outlook on race-based trash talking. If you don’t follow the Southeast division, you might not know that Anthony Stewart is black.
Yesterday, Stewart was part of a panel on OTR discussing the growing number of black players in the NHL and racial “chirping” on the ice. Here’s the video clip of it. The panel consisted of Stewart, Joel Ward, Wayne Simmonds, Kevin Weeks, Stewart’s dad and Weekes’ dad. They all agreed that what goes on in the locker room is one thing but on the ice is another. When Stewart was asked directly if “chirping” about a player’s race is off limits, he gave an answer that was a bit of a surprise: