Yahoo Sports- https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/tom-sestito-has-some-thoughts-on-ferguson-224246283.html
Tough to debate that folks. Facts, by definition, are indeed facts. Sure, it's a fairly liberal use of the word, but a fact is a fact none the less. Time to pack up your flaming torches and head home. Please return all goods to your nearest looted retailer. We're all sitting here reading 9,000 different points of view on social media and all we had to do was summon Tom Sestito, who probably still needs help tying his skates, to drop the hammer on this discussion. Either way, I'm glad he threw 'blue' in there too. Wouldn't want the Blue Man Group thinking they could run rampant on society without getting gunned down in the street.
Well, this is awkward. I can say with absolute certainty that people do not want to hear from professional hockey players during times of racial unrest. I'm not saying they can't have an opinion, but maybe keep it between yourself and couple friends. Friends who are almost certainly white. Sestito grew up in Upstate New York and ended up playing professional hockey. It's pretty safe to say he has as many blue friends as he has black friends. He probably thought African Americans were a myth until he was in high school. Chances are the first black person he saw was a white person in an offensive costume. I would expect him to side with the police officer. I'm sure 60% of the people he grew up with are in law enforcement. No surprise Tom decided against it. He couldn't even 'protect and serve' his own tweet, seeing as it was deleted moments later.
It's all about staying in your lane. I wouldn't want 50 Cent giving me his take on the war between Israel and Palestine just like I wouldn't want a deaf person giving me music reviews. There is a reason that everyone who follows Sestito is a hockey fan, and it's not because they are interested in his worldly views. Hell, If black people didn't hate the cold so much (or followed hockey twitter) I would say that Tommy Boy is in some real trouble. To reiterate, It's not that he can't have an opinion. It's that his opinion doesn't hold much water when he very clearly has little knowledge of the situation. That's blatantly clear when he starts stating absolute truths in a story that, like most, has 3 sides. Just because we will never hear the other 2 sides doesn't mean the last side standing, no pun intended, is fact. Although, I suppose it's easier to believe the testimony of a living white cop then a dead black teen.
I'm doing my best in this situation to avoid being a blowhard, unlike 90% of the population. I refuse to sit here and say Michael Brown is an innocent victim. Simply not true. I also refuse to say that Officer Darren Wilson acted within his rights when shooting an unarmed teenager dead. I don't know what happened on that fateful day. You don't know what happened on that fateful day. Truth is, one person is dead and one is alive when both were probably in the wrong. You can be as pro-officer as you wish, but a dozen bullets is still twelve bullets, no matter how you do the math. You can't convince me that this situation, at the very least, wasn't worthy of trial, and you certainly can't convince me that anyone's testimony can be declared "fact". So Tom, stick to dropping the mitts and let those more culturally inclined handle racial controversy. We wouldn't want you to hurt yourself thinking too much, especially since your brain probably already resembles apple sauce.
P.P.S. Not arguing either way, but this is something to think about….