Mar 28, 2012; Winnipeg, MB, CAN; Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane (9) prior to the game against the New York Rangers at the MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Evander Kane Thinks Criticism is Racially Motivated

The Winnipeg Jets flamboyant forward, Evander Kane, has received his fair share of criticism lately and he is sure to have much more directed his way after suggesting that a majority of the criticism he has received is racially motivated.

“I think a good portion of it is because I’m black and I’m not afraid to say that,” Kane said, per Jason Kay of The Hockey News. “I don’t feel like a victim and I don’t want to be perceived as one.”

The Jets did not make a comment on the matter, but said they were aware of Kane’s comments.

The fourth-overall pick by the Jets has been criticized for many off the field slip ups that included being out of shape in the KHL and posing with stacks of cash. Kane has also made some questionable decisions with his choice of haircut, but hey, to each their own.

Prior to the NHL lockout, Kane signed a six-year, $31.5 million contract. In his twelve games with Winnipeg this season, Kane has racked up three goals and nine total points.

It will be interesting to see how the Jets respond to the comments from their 22-year-old forward, especially once the full interview is released. Sit back and relax, folks, this one is going to be good.

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  • Jeremy

    Because you’re black? But not because of your irrational/childish public behavior. I, a Winnipeg resident and jet fan hope that we trade this uneducated goof. Way to sully your career so early in the game kid. You will regret it like many before you.

    • steven

      Go screw yourself..I am here long enough to undrestand that you whites react negatively to anything that doesnt look like u..He is right it is bec he is black..I see white ppl do worse and it is ok by you standards. Who care about Hockey anyway!! Kep it to yourself..we dont want it