April 23, 2013 3:15 PM by Smash
After the Blackhawks-Canucks game last night, Duncan Keith was being interviewed by Karen Thompson of Team 1040 in Vancouver. Below is the transcript of what was said (in regards to the play above):
Keith: “What did you see?”
Thomson: “Well, there it looked like there was a penalty that went undetected. You seemed a bit frustrated.”
Keith: “Oh, no. I don’t think there was. I think he scored a nice goal, and that’s what the ref saw. Maybe we should get you as a ref maybe, hey?
Thomson: “Yeah, maybe. Can’t skate though.”
Keith: “First female referee. Can’t probably play either, right? But you’re thinking the game, like you know it? Seeya.”
Everyone is calling Keith sexist for this. Hey Karen…facts are facts If you can’t skate you obviously can’t skate. Could have said that to some reporter who has never played a sport in his life and it’d be the same thing. If you can’t skate you can’t play hockey.
If women want to play hockey or ref, there are leagues for that. Don’t act like a woman would ever belong on the same ice as the guys out there now. It’s not sexist, it’s the truth. Keep on, keepin on Duncan.