Has There Every Been More Casual Racism Than What Was Shot Down By The St. Louis Blues On Twitter Last Night?
In a weird way, this casual statement that actually reads as more of an observation than a discriminatory insult is even worse than a racial slur. Like, if you are even slightly more annoyed by a goal scored against your favorite team because it came from a black player's stick then you might as well just drop an n-bomb. While more shocking and hurtful, somehow that would feel less cowardly than hiding behind the offhanded vagueness of using an expletive to point out a guy's skin color. I can't say I expected better from someone named "Lord Dixick" - ruler of all that is inherently stupid - but there's nothing worse than being a closet racist that has a terrible excuse every time a little bit accidentally slips out.
Credit to whoever runs the St. Louis Blues twitter account though. Most of the time similar idiocy goes unchecked, and they took time away from watching a playoff hockey game that was getting flat out dominated by...::audibly gasps::...a black guy to air out a jackass for making a "joke" that was only laughable in execution. Maybe one day soon someone will teach that kid what the word "sarcasm" means. Until that day, it was very cool of the Blues' social media team to defend the person that the team they represent couldn't. Even if someone as universally lovable as P.K. Subban didn't necessarily need it...