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Banana Tosser Shocked Tossing Banana At A Black Hockey Player Could Be Seen As Racist

The attorney for Chris Moorhouse, the man charged with throwing a banana at Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds during an exhibition game in London, Ontario, stated earlier today that his client is “mortified,” deeply remorseful and worried that his actions have sullied the good name of his hometown.

Attorney Faisal Joseph added that Moorhouse was simply caught up in the excitement of the game and, according to the AP report, “had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.” Yeah. That’s some mighty fine lawyering right there, counselor. While it makes complete sense that Moorhouse’s attorney would do all he could to competently represent his client and do his very best to cast Banana Tosser Guy in the best possible light, how could this guy not know that throwing a banana at a black man might carry overt racist overtones? Sorry, it just ain’t working for me. Lawyer Guy would have been better off simply saying his client deeply regrets his actions and leave it at that.

And because of that legal strategy faux pas, this one’s for you, Mr. Joseph:

Better luck next time, counselor.

Lawyer: Banana tosser at NHL game ‘mortified’ [AP]