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Hockey player kicked off team for refusing to sign flag

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Kritter47, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Kritter47

    Kritter47 Member

    His explanation to not sign it is very suspect, but the coach's hypocrisy is the standout thing in this story.

  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    And I thought that this thread was about some kid who didn't want to sign the American flag.

    I was wrong. I'm such a hoser, eh?
  3. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    I hate forced patriotism. I hated when seemingly every team was somehow not patriotic if it didn't have a U.S. flag on its jersey.
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Idiot coach wanted to cut the kid and used this episode as "the last straw". Moron
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Beaulieu said he believes in freedom of expression but added that any player who refused to sign would have been kicked off the team.

    "It wouldn't matter who it would have been. It could have been one of our best players, our first round pick."

    Yeah. Like that would have happened. ::)

    The coach is a disingenuous bastard. Hey, coach, if you want to cut the kid, just cut him and lose the pansy-ass excuses. Suckhead.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Isn't writing all over a flag desecration of that flag?
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Wouldn't true patriotism be defending the player's right NOT to sign the flag?
  8. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    What went unreported was that the player had offered a compromise -- he would sign a Tim Horton's box instead.
  9. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Depends on the country. It's taboo in the U.S., but not in a lot of countries. At an English national team soccer game, you'll see dozens of flags with messages scrawled all over them (such as the one at the World Cup in June that said, "Claire, don't give birth yet").
  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

    "Morally, we have standards with this hockey team and that's a standard that we believe in," Beaulieu told CBC News Monday.

    "I mean, if Dave doesn't believe in it, that's fine. But he won't be part of it. He won't be part of this organization. That's the standard that we set."

    Man, that's just scary. Why do sports have to be about more than sports?
  11. Morally?
    This is one dumbass coach.
  12. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    Since it's the Canadian flag, no.

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