Sports doesn't build character but has a way of revealing it.
It's taken all of two days to betray that the Western Hockey League's potential right step of launching a Player Impact Program to make "sure they're supported in every possible way" — exact quote from commisioner Ron Robison — might only really be about upholding hockey bro privilege by protecting them from modern inconveniences such as having to respect women as people. In fairness, one can wonder about the line of questioning in this VICE Canada interview and by no means is Calgary police Const. Steve Kelly, a WHL and NHL alumnus, required to use politcally correct terminology, but some of the quotes here are just brutal.
On the whole, having a police officer who professes he's not "a big fan of that [term] 'rape culture' " is not a good look for the WHL. That also reflects a long-standing systemic bias about sexual assault, where the focus goes from not wanting ruin a perpetator's life while often forgetting aboutRead More »from WHL's consent program involves ex-NHLer who dislikes term 'rape culture'