February 15, 2019

UPDATE: Minor Hockey Association's “ignorance” endangered Metis kids — over “racist” dance that wasn’t

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Do you remember the story of the Fort McMurray Junior A Oil Barons Hockey team? They were captured on video in a supposed racist scandal last month.


Members of the hockey team were “caught” in a Facebook video dancing in their locker room, and one was banging on a garbage can like like a drum, to a song by indigenous music group, A Tribe Called Red.

An internet mob immediately denounced the teens as racist for “mocking” indigenous culture, and Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association president Travis Galenzoski said in a now deleted statement:

“Their actions are in no way indicative of our values or the values of any of our House League or Elite Stream Junior Oil Barons teams. It is wrong and will not be tolerated. The display of ignorance is sad and gravely unfortunate. These players will know how deeply impactful their wrong actions are.”

There's one huge problem though:

At least two of the three kids dancing in the video are Aboriginal. One is a member of a prominent Metis family in the area who dyed his hair blond to support a friend with cancer.

All of this is the predictable consequence of an outrage culture that is reduced to a competition to be the most tolerant by being the first to condemn suspected racists.

But just like with the Covington Catholic High School scandal, the truth takes time to reveal itself, and in this instance, it took a little longer than three hours.

Three hours — according to the parents of the kids on the hockey team — is all the Minor Hockey Association waited before issuing their damning condemnation.

The parents of the boys have issued a statement revealing all of this, as published in MyMcMurray.

The perpetually offended do-gooders who pulled the trigger on their mouths before their brains were over the target, have now made it impossible for a team comprised of many Aboriginal kids, to play hockey this year. The kids are in real danger, now.

Great job, idiots.

And instead of learning a lesson, issuing a mea culpa and doing something tangible to put a damper on the firestorm they caused, the Minor Hockey Association refuses to apologize to these families or acknowledge the role they played in this mess.

To use the words of the aforementioned president Travis Galenzoski, “This display of ignorance is sad and gravely unfortunate.“

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commented 2019-02-18 01:14:52 -0500
What is going on, when adults throw kids under the bus like this. How despicable. I am sure this will have a lasting effect on these kids. Who can blame our youth for not trusting us when we treat them like this. I hope the parents sue. There has to be push back or this will never stop. Travis and the rest of the Fort Mac Hockey league execs who failed these kids are all cowards. A very sad display.
commented 2019-02-17 10:53:54 -0500
THANKS SHEILA
5 stars to your reporting every day .
commented 2019-02-16 04:00:14 -0500
“Received threats“.. my my.. aren’t the left a field full of level heads not quick to react or to file false blame.. my god.. I want my country back.!!
commented 2019-02-16 03:36:49 -0500
It is amazing the stupidity of so many people. They never wait for the true story, they just assume the worst and go running with it. They want to be the first to condemn when in actual fact there is nothing to condemn. If they only did the smallest bit of looking into the matter they would see the truth and spare a lot of kids from potential harm. Not only did these kids receive threats to themselves because of the stupidity of some so called adults, they are not even able to finish out their hockey season. The ""adults"" responsible for this should have their pictures put up on bill boards, stating what they did and why they did so without any looking into the matter what so ever. They need to be publicly shamed in front of their community, neighbors, and co-workers for the sleaze that they are.
commented 2019-02-16 03:19:00 -0500
admin@oilbarons.com
Your Jr A team may have a legal case against the individual who slandered them leading to them losing a season. These young athletes have done nothing wrong and as a result of this may suffer some kind of trauma where they’re afraid to say or do anything in the future for fear of slanderous attacks against their character. These kind of things need to stop and these talented athletes need to play hockey and people who have nothing better to do need to be held accountable for their actions… Your first visit to a lawyer is free and see if you have a leg to stand on for a class action civil suit perhaps even a criminal suit if there’s grounds. Best of luck in the season..
everybody knows THE MOB RULES..!! McMurray oil barons
Regards;
commented 2019-02-15 23:57:41 -0500
Who do these SJW idiots think they are? Do they troll the Internet just looking for something to get offended over? Whell here’s something I hope offends them. Get a life!
commented 2019-02-15 20:34:36 -0500
I would like to know how to get a hold of that teams administration (can anybody help with that.?) and perhaps find out if they have a legal leg to stand on… First visit is free with a lawyer. If they do have a case they should be crowd funded and granted retribution for the wrongs they have suffered at the hands of the endless leftist barrage heaped wilfully on the innocent.!! There would be no greater satisfaction than to hold these individuals accountable for their actions and let them know there are consequences for actions verbal or otherwise. But again I ask how can I get a hold of this teams administration if anybody can help me please do .!!
commented 2019-02-15 20:15:10 -0500
Small minds discuss people.. you know gossip.. Minds of mediocrity discuss events.. like hey mikey.. did you see the football game yesterday it reminded me of how the 49ers took out Seattle a few years ago.. Great minds discuss ideas and get things done.!! and I will just leave that one open to everybody’s interpretation.
commented 2019-02-15 20:12:01 -0500
Darn them Marxist’s eh Keith.. that’s it.??
commented 2019-02-15 19:55:05 -0500
Bunch of kids having some fun and the low life Marxist Club becomes all excited and upset. Is that Dumbing Down by example? Of course they were brainwashed at school to make a big issue out of every thing they see that upsets their god Stalin.
commented 2019-02-15 19:55:05 -0500
Really Keith..?!?! You’re going to bust my chops over that .! Personally I think it’s a great idea to seek the counsel of some legal advice for a hockey team that’s been slandered to the point that they can’t compete. Class-action civil suit with all these snowflakes would definitely get their attention if one of them was fined heavily as well as reprimanded. It would not take long for that lawsuit to go viral and that would go along way into fixing this as opposed to having somebody busting my chops. But then again some people have no foresight, no insight and only the ability to criticize but I guess there’s a place for everybody in the world even them that can’t build,that can only teardown.!!
Have a nice day Keith.
commented 2019-02-15 19:46:43 -0500
CHARRED REMAINS commented 21 mins ago
That’s an easy one Ezra…

Ezra???
commented 2019-02-15 19:24:08 -0500
That’s an easy one Ezra… Your lawyer so I think a civil lawsuit may be in order .. they have to prove that their actions were unwarranted and that these kids suffered as the result of an unfair accusation of prejudice which wasn’t true at all that’s doing so removed native and Caucasian athletes from competing this year… That has to be worth something and financial damage, maybe something along the lines of unlawful character smearing or perhaps even a libellous suit.. seriously a civil lawsuit would end all this instantly.!!
commented 2019-02-15 19:22:19 -0500
Virtue signalling progressives never think past their bigotry long enough to see what is actually the case. They are blinded by hate.