Listen: Duncan Keith Takes Exception With Female Vancouver Reporter
(CBS) It was not a good night for the Blackhawks.
But it was an even worse night for defenseman Duncan Keith, who, after the Hawks 3-1 loss, got in a verbal spat with a female reporter from Team 1040 in Vancouver.
The reporter, Karen Thomson, asked Keith about an apparent slash he took at Daniel Sedin as the Vancouver Canucks scored his team’s third and final goal of the game.
Here is the audio of the exchange, followed by a transcription provided by the Chicago Tribune:
Thomson: “Can you talk about what happened after the Daniel Sedin goal?”
Keith: “Which one was that one?
Thomson: “The third goal.”
Keith: “The third one? Well, we scored one goal after that I think and the
game ended 3-1.”
Thomson: “Right after the goal when you were on the ice with Daniel. Right after he scored. You remember?”
Keith: “I went off the ice and took a minus. I don’t know. What are you talking about?”
Thomson: “Nothing. Just checking.”
Keith: “What did you see?”
Thomson: “It looked like maybe there was a penalty that went undetected. You seemed a bit frustrated.”
Keith: “Oh, no. I don’t think there was anything. I think he scored a nice goal. The ref was right there. That’s what the ref saw. We should get you as a ref maybe, eh?”
Thomson: “Yeah, maybe.”
Keith: The first female … ”
Thomson: “I can’t skate, though.”
Keith: “The first female referee. You can’t play probably either, right? But you’re thinking the game like you know it? Okay, see ya.”
Some have called Keith’s comments “sexist”.
Thomson, meanwhile, tweeted about the incident later:
Karen Thomson (@KJT1040) April 23, 2013