So, shall we play a game?
Tonight was a very hard game for the referees; let’s face it, it’s always shaky, it goes good or bad for every team, but tonight ended up on Montreal side… In Montreal.
Also happened that Francis Charron, the referee who disallowed the goal, has a french name.
Charron, despite his French name, isn’t from the province of Quebec like everyone likes to say to call a bias.
He’s from Ottawa, Ontario. Now if you know a weebit about Canada, you would know that since France started Canada, there are French names everywhere in the country.
From BC to Nova Scotia.
Hell, one of our forward is named René Bourque, from Lac La Biche (a french city name!) AB and doesn’t speak a single word of French.
Same with Marc Savard.
Of course, people don’t go pass that.
They fall into racism.
Now you also need to know that language is a very big issue here, for a long time. I’ll make it short by saying that at one point, English -from England, I mean- had control of everything in young Canada and people at to become protestant instead of Catholic and speak English in order to get a job.
So when we get called Frogs or Pea Soup, it gets me incredibly mad. That poor ref prolly doesnt even speak French yet hes stuck in this, because of his name.