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Re: Officials scoff at player suspensions (April 23). The latest news of Interlake hockey officials refusing to officiate select games as a result of abuse from players and fans alike has underscored for me once again how we are all missing the real issue here: professional hockey.

While we decry the actions of players and fans who abuse minor-league hockey officials (as we should), we're apparently fine with the abusive behaviour of the ultimate role models -- NHL players and coaches (not to mention the fans).

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One need only watch close-up TV shots of irate coaches, players and fans constantly heaping verbal abuse on NHL officials to know where the general population draws its mandate for abuse of officials from.

 

DARRELL COLE

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 25, 2014 ??65526

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