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Hockey Player Duncan Keith Mocks Female Sports Reporter

Twitter erupts over the Blackhawks player's sexist comments.

Oh, how a blow to the ego will allow you to behave. After a loss against the Vancouver Canucks at an away game on Monday, Chicago Blackhawks hockey player Duncan Keith  gave one embarrassing interview to a local female reporter. Karen Thomson of Vancouver's Team 1040 radio asked a series of questions pertinent to the game, but was mocked by Keith at every turn. Finally he told her sarcastically, "We should get you as a ref maybe, eh?” When Thomson laughed off his remark, noting that she can't skate, he responded with: “The first female referee. You can’t play probably either, right? But you're thinking the game like you know it? OK, see ya.”

Even more disturbing than Keith's outburst? The legions of supporters who took to Twitter to defend the Blackhawk, including one fellow who boasted: "Duncan Keith deserves a medal for his comments to the chick reporter last night #HeMadeAPoint #NeedMoreGuysLikeHim"

 

Read it at Los Angeles Times

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