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  • Garrett Sparks indefinitely suspended for online post

    Check this out:

    http://www.tsn.ca/sparks-suspended-i...leafs-1.617534

    From the article:


  • #2
    Damn, I really don't know what to think about this. One thing I really hate is when people spout off shit behind there computers that they would not have the balls to do in front of the person, so I commend Garrett Sparks for coming to the defense of the disabled person for that. Sparks though has to realize he is a public sports figure on a minor league hockey team and he really can't spout off like like without getting reprimanded for it so I do understand what his team and organization had to do.

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    • #3
      I think it's an example of PC culture at its worst.

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      • #4
        Yeah, it's a bit of a tricky situation. I have respect for Sparks for standing up for standing up for the disabled person. However, I'm a firm believer in people needing to control themselves, especially in social media. He probably could have conveyed his message in a more professional way.

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        • #5
          Sure, I can agree with that. But did the parent club really need to suspend him while he's not even up in the bigs? It's posturing. They don't really care or want the guy to miss any time; they're just appeasing fans who might take issue.

          Is saying someone is whining like a little girl sexist? Really, do we not understand what is meant?

          Is saying you would like to show someone who is ridiculing the disabled what it's like to be physically dominated considered a violent threat? It's the Internet..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Josh View Post
            Sure, I can agree with that. But did the parent club really need to suspend him while he's not even up in the bigs? It's posturing. They don't really care or want the guy to miss any time; they're just appeasing fans who might take issue.

            Is saying someone is whining like a little girl sexist? Really, do we not understand what is meant?

            Is saying you would like to show someone who is ridiculing the disabled what it's like to be physically dominated considered a violent threat? It's the Internet..
            One thing if it was a caliber of player like Auston Matthews or Mitch Marner who did the same exact thing I bet they would not would have suspended them indefinitely. They may have slapped a fine on them, but they wouldn't have missed any game time that is for damn sure.

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            • #7
              Oh, I agree with both of you. I'm sure the suspension was just more of a reminder/wakeup call to Sparks to watch what you're posting on social media.
              Josh likes this.

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