The Winnipeg Jets have a heck of a talent in 22-year-old Evander Kane, but he appears to be a loose cannon that the team needs to keep close tabs on. Kane has had a knack for making insensitive comments and slurs on social media, with the latest slur coming last week.
Kane apologized for the homophobic comments, but that wasn’t enough for the team.
According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and team co-owner Mark Chipman reached out to Kane for a formal meeting in person to address his social media issues. The hope is that Kane will be able to avoid any more unnecessary trouble for speaking before he thinks, which will allow the focus to be on what he can do on the ice.
“Our collective goal is to work with Evander, to offer him counsel on making better decisions on social media and Twitter,” Jets spokesman Scott Brown said.
It’s crazy that we have to have athletes receiving social media counseling these days, but it is what we have come to.
Hopefully it works out for Kane.