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Junior hockey coach drops an F-Bomb on reporter(s).

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by NathanFournier87, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. The Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League lost 7-2 last night to the Saulte Ste. Marie Greyhounds (One of the league's best teams) and Sudbury's coach wasn't a happy camper.


    Neate Sager of Yahoo Canada has some background info on what may have caused thecoach to lose his cool. https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhockey-buzzing-the-net/sudbury-wolves-coach-paul-fixter-drops-f-bomb-on-journalist-after-latest-loss-152026979.html#more-id.
  2. dieditor

    dieditor Member

    I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often, when reporters shove a mic in a coach's face and give statements as "questions" or say, "talk about your team tonight."
  3. The reporter was a clown. Ask a damn question. It's not that difficult.
  4. Ice9

    Ice9 Member

    God, imagine if today's climate of media were around for when Mike Milbury was coaching the Bruins.
  5. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Reporter should not have raised his voice the first time. It's unprofessional.
  6. Where was the PR person? Somebody should have stepped in and cut this off. That being said the reporter didn't ask a question, but it didn't warrant the F bombs.
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Typically I'm a huge advocate of "ask a proper question, don't give commands or make statements" but the coach acted like a real prick here. Be a professional goes both ways.
  8. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Doesn't excuse the coach's behavior, but the reporter has to be above that. You can't play a part in a coach meltdown.
  9. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Unless your Brooksie and the coach is Torts. Then it's expected.
  10. Bud_Bundy

    Bud_Bundy Member

    Send him to interview John Brophy. Guy could use the f-word in one sentence as a noun, verb, adjective, adverb and, I swear, a pronoun.
  11. dieditor

    dieditor Member

    Yep. I think he got the exact reaction to his "question" he was looking for.
  12. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    So how long til Fixter is canned?
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