okay full stop. fuck ryan getzlaf. fuck that. fuck it so much. at this point, there is no excuse, at all whatsoever, not that there would have been before. the use of homophobic slurs is unacceptable in any situation, for anyone, no matter who the fuck they are, how much they get paid, or how special they (and their fans) might think are.
This week Amanda is way and Laura is joined by friend of the Pod Anna to discuss: what is wrong with Sidney Crosby - every second day, the NBC Legends roundtable, how the preds and ducks series is great roller derby - i mean hockey, annoying fanbases, Getzlaf’s slur and the need for a rainbow flag offensive advisory system.
Excuse my language but how is saying ‘fag’ worse than ‘cocksucker’? They are both extremely derogatory words that should never be shouted in a workplace let alone one that is recorded and broadcast globally, where children are supposed to be able to look up to you and follow your example.
HE’S THE CAPTAIN FOR FUCKS SAKE, HE’S BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE MARK MESSIER LEADERSHIP AWARD IF ANYTHING HE SHOULD BE PUNISHED MORE THAN SHAW.
How this could be considered controversial is ridiculous and stupid, he used a derogatory and homophobic slur and should be punished with at the very least a suspension and honestly I’m disgusted by the way the Ducks and the NHL have handled this.
Issuing a statement that neither the team nor Getzlaf will comment on the incident until after the game shows the utmost disrespect the league has for LGBT+ players and fans.
This behaviour should not be tolerated, but this is the NHL, I don’t know why I expected anything more.