Wayne Simmonds incidents

Started by oldman, September 23, 2011, 12:36:15 AM

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oldman

sad, tonight someone tossed a banana on the ice in front Simmons when he was in the shootout. classy. :(

Sucker Punch

Quote from: oldman on September 23, 2011, 12:36:15 AM
sad, tonight someone tossed a banana on the ice in front Simmons when he was in the shootout. classy. :(

Maybe I'm just out of touch as a middle class white dude, but I didn't think racism when I read that.   My first thought was it was kinda funny, in a Three Stooges, slapstick kinda way.   Like he'd slip on it and go ass over tits.

I didn't connect the dots with the banana - monkey - black dude - racism thing until later.

Deebo

Quote from: Sucker Punch on September 23, 2011, 12:49:28 AM
Quote from: oldman on September 23, 2011, 12:36:15 AM
sad, tonight someone tossed a banana on the ice in front Simmons when he was in the shootout. classy. :(

Maybe I'm just out of touch as a middle class white dude, but I didn't think racism when I read that.   My first thought was it was kinda funny, in a Three Stooges, slapstick kinda way.   Like he'd slip on it and go ass over tits.

I didn't connect the dots with the banana - monkey - black dude - racism thing until later.

It's been happening in european soccer stadiums for years and is quite widley known to be a racist act. On a few occasions people have come to soccer matches dressed in monkey costumes.

Stumpy

Quote from: Deebo on September 23, 2011, 01:04:15 AM
Quote from: Sucker Punch on September 23, 2011, 12:49:28 AM
Quote from: oldman on September 23, 2011, 12:36:15 AM
sad, tonight someone tossed a banana on the ice in front Simmons when he was in the shootout. classy. :(

Maybe I'm just out of touch as a middle class white dude, but I didn't think racism when I read that.   My first thought was it was kinda funny, in a Three Stooges, slapstick kinda way.   Like he'd slip on it and go ass over tits.

I didn't connect the dots with the banana - monkey - black dude - racism thing until later.

It's been happening in european soccer stadiums for years and is quite widley known to be a racist act. On a few occasions people have come to soccer matches dressed in monkey costumes.

I seem to remember someone in Montreal throwing a banana at Weekes a few years back.

Sucker Punch

Quote from: Deebo on September 23, 2011, 01:04:15 AM
Quote from: Sucker Punch on September 23, 2011, 12:49:28 AM
Quote from: oldman on September 23, 2011, 12:36:15 AM
sad, tonight someone tossed a banana on the ice in front Simmons when he was in the shootout. classy. :(

Maybe I'm just out of touch as a middle class white dude, but I didn't think racism when I read that.   My first thought was it was kinda funny, in a Three Stooges, slapstick kinda way.   Like he'd slip on it and go ass over tits.

I didn't connect the dots with the banana - monkey - black dude - racism thing until later.

It's been happening in european soccer stadiums for years and is quite widley known to be a racist act. On a few occasions people have come to soccer matches dressed in monkey costumes.

Really?   That makes me sad.

Potvin29


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Potvin29

Sad that no one in the crowd has come forward.

Darryl

My brothers place of work does some security at the JLC. Some of the guys he knows that work there said that no one in the section they think it was thrown out of would say a thing.

Mordac

Quote from: Potvin29 on September 24, 2011, 12:17:05 AM
Sad that no one in the crowd has come forward.

But totally unsurprising. The human being will let you down every time.

Deleted Account

What's really sad is that this person apparently went to the game with the specific intent of degrading Wayne Simmonds.

Mordac

Now let's not jump to conclusions...there is a remote possibility he was eating his lunch, and tripped.

Bullfrog

Quote from: Mordac on September 24, 2011, 02:12:48 AM
Quote from: Potvin29 on September 24, 2011, 12:17:05 AM
Sad that no one in the crowd has come forward.

But totally unsurprising. The human being will let you down every time.

Wow. That's a pretty depressing comment.

WAYNEINIONA

The fan actually did it twice. He also threw one when Simmonds scored during the game but it didn't reach the ice surface. I really hope they identify this clown and he gets barred from all AHL and NHL arenas.

Tigger

Quote from: Bullfrog on September 24, 2011, 07:59:33 AM
Quote from: Mordac on September 24, 2011, 02:12:48 AM
Quote from: Potvin29 on September 24, 2011, 12:17:05 AM
Sad that no one in the crowd has come forward.

But totally unsurprising. The human being will let you down every time.

Wow. That's a pretty depressing comment.

I think it's great to see a pretty common front in response though, it is human to fail but it's also human to grow and I don't see support for the action.
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