It seems everything that’s the slightest bit offensive is now classified as a “safety” issue, as was the case earlier this month when the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame removed former Toronto Blue Jays star Kelly Gruber from their induction festivities.
It happened after he uttered “controversial” remarks during a panel discussion but what did he say that was so offensive?
As far as I can tell, Kelly was just hamming it up. Whether some found it funny, unfunny or downright embarrassing at the very least it was entertaining.
But check out the statement from Homeland Sports founder Kevin Kennedy who thought it was incumbent upon him to issue a press release to address this so-called “incident.”
“It is our firm belief that no one should be made to feel uncomfortable, unsafe, or should endure forms of harassment whether it be in the workplace, at home, or on the street.”
Unsafe? There’s that word again! And in relation to impolite language?
What a shame. At the end of the day, sports is about entertainment, and in that business, you’ve got to be good, or bad, or so bad you’re good.