Saturday, November 27, 2010

No "Monkey business" in Canadian football?

We read:
"After Subban scrummed with a Toronto Maple Leafs forward during a game Saturday, Hockey Night In Canada analyst Glenn Healy said Subban was having “none of this monkey business.” Subban is black, so Healy’s inadvertent words spoken in the hurly-burly of the game were, at best, unfortunate.

“The comment clearly referred only to the action taking place on the ice – nothing else was implied and no offence was intended,” Hockey Night executive producer Trevor Pilling told Usual Suspects in an e-mail. But the incident illustrates the new sensitivities of modern broadcast etiquette in Canada’s multiracial culture.



Anonymous said...

I have heard that expression for as long as I can remember, from my partents and others. It never, ever had any kind of racial connotation. This is just ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

That should read "parents".

stinky said...


Subban plays hockey, not football.

A more interesting hockey story is the Atlanta Thrashers and how they are, apparently, determined to corner the market on black hockey players.

I know of no other NHL team with a racial preference of any sort.

Anonymous said...

monkey see, monkey do

Anonymous said...

It is getting so that you run serious risks working or socializing with other races. Maybe that is the intent of PC, to install de facto segregation?

Anonymous said...

Monkeys are the silliest people!