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[TSN] Evander Kane says criticism racially motivated

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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=415919

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane says in a soon-to-be published interview that part of the criticism he receives is racially motivated.

In a story set to be released in the Mar. 4 issue of The Hockey News, the 21-year-old said, "I think a good portion of (criticism) is because I'm black and I'm not afraid to say that."

Kane was criticized most famously for a Twitter photo of him in Las Vegas holding stacks of money to his ear like a telephone.

He acknowledged that not all of the criticism has racial tones.

"I don't feel like a victim and I don't want to be perceived as one," he said.

When contacted by CTV in Winnipeg, a Jets spokesperson only said that they are aware of the comments Kane made to The Hockey News.

Kane broke out last season with 30 goals for the Jets in his third NHL campaign. This year he has three goals and six assists in 12 games.

The more I hear of this guy, the less respect I have for him.

Just shut up and play hockey.

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Meh. As long as he gels with his teammates and puts points up, that's all I care about.

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Vancouver must really hate french Canadian Italians then

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I don't see Seth Jones or Jarome Iginla getting criticized for being black.

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yeah sorry it isnt racially motivated when you sit on a balcony with stacks of money and shave YMCMB into your head. (young money cash money billionaires). Also when its been said he is a total tool in winnipeg by multiple random sources(of course unconfirmed could be BS). A tool is a tool doesnt matter what colour you are sorry evander.

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Guys, I just went through the Canucks' roster and... All white.

Racist team?

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Winnipeg is a good city, hopefully this blows over. Just the media circus doing its act.

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It can't be because he's acting like a complete idiot. Noooo. It has to be racially motivated. LOL. Give me a break.

So I guess that because he's black, no one is allowed to criticize his actions at all? Getting YMCMB shaved into your head and getting pictures with stacks of money is apparently now something that you won't get criticized for unless you're black. You're a friggen role model for young children Kane. Of course your actions are going to be criticized.

On another note: This thread has the potential to start World War III.

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That's not racism, I work with guys from Mississippi and Texas, those guys live racism

Canadians are the most ethnically tolerant people in the world.

He hates Evander Kane and if the only thing that defines Kane is his color then shame on him

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Guys, I just went through the Canucks' roster and... All white.

Racist team?

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This is just strange... the kid grew up in North Vancouver, hardly the ghetto. If I remember correctly, from his draft year they showed his father as an accomplished businessman, yet his son has this bigger than life gangster attitude. I'm pretty sure there are black people in Winnipeg.

Bottom line is, act like a hockey player and people will treat you as such. Act like a gangster, using stacks of bills as a telephone, and you will be criticized.

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