Still reveling in ESPN’s dumping of Curt Schilling over a social media post deemed to be overly critical of the transvestites invading public restrooms the liberal lynch mob claimed another scalp. Andrew Shaw of the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks has been suspended and forced to seek sensitivity training for a homophobic slur hurled at a referee during a playoff game. It’s not often that professional hockey players find themselves in the headlines over wrongdoing unlike the thugs and goons that are as thick as fleas on a dog in the NFL but getting caught calling someone a “faggot” is a big time no no in the thin-skinned banana republic of Obamastan.

ESPN is reporting that “Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw suspended one game for slur”:

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended one game and ordered to undergo sensitivity training after uttering an anti-gay slur from the penalty box to someone on the ice in Chicago’s Game 4 loss at home to the St. Louis Blues.

Shaw was also fined $5,000 for “directing an inappropriate gesture” at the on-ice officials. He will miss Game 5 in St. Louis on Thursday when the Blues, who are up 3-1 in the series, will try to knock the defending Stanley Cup champions out of the playoffs.

“While Mr. Shaw was apologetic and remorseful for both the offensive comments and the inappropriate gesture directed at the on-ice officials, he must be held accountable for his actions,” NHL senior executive vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell said in a statement. “The emotion of the moment cannot and will not be a mitigating factor for the conduct that is expected of an NHL player.”

Speaking before the team left for St. Louis, Shaw said he couldn’t sleep after Tuesday night’s game and that watching video of his outburst was difficult. It was video of the incident that went viral on social media, prompting sharp criticism and an NHL investigation.

“It was hard to see. Emotions got the best of me,” Shaw said, adding that he understands why the slur is considered hurtful. “I’ll never use that word again, that’s for sure. … That’s not the type of guy I am.”

Whether Shaw’s punishment is enough to slake the thirst for blood by the forced diversity bund has yet to be seen but it’s unlikely, one measly game and some sniff the glove contrition by the offender could be decried as slap on the wrist. Then again since most Americans couldn’t tell the difference between a hockey puck and a McDonald’s hamburger and largely ignore hockey Shaw may be able to fly under the radar.

Good thing that it wasn’t anything like this video clip or the liberal berserkers would be howling for his tongue to be cut out.

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