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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Must Think Don Cherry Is A Black Man Or Something

I’m sorry, this is one of the most egregious displays of racial insensitivity I have ever seen. “HNIC,” as in, “Head Blankety-Blank In Charge”? What could a reputable newspaper like the Tribune had possibly been thinking when they went with that headline?

What’s that? “HNIC” stands for Hockey Night In Canada? Oops. I guess I should have read the article. My bad. Perhaps the CBC should consider changing the name of the long-running show to avoid further confusion. How about Hockey Evening In Canada? No? Okay, let’s go with Canadian Hockey In Nighttime, or “CHIN” for short? Yeah, I like that one.

Crosby cool to heat from ‘HNIC’s’ Don Cherry [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]