Andrew Shaw made a few bad decisions on the ice on Tuesday night, but his choice of words in the penalty box have been cause for a great deal of conversation since the game ended.
The best opinion we’ve read Wednesday came from Christopher Hine at the Chicago Tribune.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Blackhawks and Shaw released the following statements:
“I am sincerely sorry for the insensitive remarks that I made last night while in the penalty box. When I got home and saw the video, it was evident that what I did was wrong, no matter the circumstances. I apologize to many people, including the gay and lesbian community, the Chicago Blackhawks organization, Blackhawks fans and anyone else I may have offended. I know my words were hurtful and I will learn from my mistake.”
From the Chicago Blackhawks:
“We are extremely disappointed in Andrew Shaw’s actions last night. His comments do not reflect what we stand for as an organization. We are proud to have an inclusive and respectful environment, and to support various initiatives such as the You Can Play Project and the Chicago Gay Hockey Association. We will use this opportunity to further educate our players and organization moving forward, so that we all may learn from it.”