Are any words not offensive anymore?

@Bensen32 (728)
United States
February 20, 2018 11:50am CST
I will start this with a warning..If your easily offended this might offend you. So I read this "news" article and wonder if there are no words that are not offensive anymore. I read this article cause it had to do with the Chicago Blackhawks, my favorite hockey team. I want to mention that I remember going to hockey games as a kid and the whole place chanting "Saginaw" at bad players cause that is where the minor league team was from and also "scrub" cause they were not good players. So here is the headline of the story. "Black Hockey Player Taunted With Racist Chant In Chicago". So just from that headline it sounds pretty bad and maybe even sounds like the whole stadium was chanting it. What was this they were chanting? A racist chant? wow, that is bad. I immediately though great Chicago getting more bad press. As I read more it actually was 4 people chanting when the player was put in the penalty box, not the whole stadium. So four idiots were chanting something at him...what could they have been chanting that they were kicked out? They were chanting "BASKETBALL". Yep, that is right, they were repeating the racial word "basketball". I not black nor a professional athlete by any means but I'm pretty sure if I was playing any sport and some fans chanted Golf at me I would not be so upset to have to call them out on it. Now the reason the four got kicked out is cause the player complained to the officials and they had them removed from the stadium. So it was enough to offend him that he had to complain. Sports fans are idiots, we yell some crazy stuff to get under your skin and get you off your game. Learn to ignore them. Maybe you all have heard the saying, sticks and stones maybe break my bone but names will never hurt me. Maybe this is a say that needs to come back around. People need thicker skin and not let everything someone says hurt their little feelings. Was this racially motivated? Yea, maybe. Was this 4 drunkin idiots that should be ignored, yea, maybe. Was this article written in a way to incite more race issues? yea, maybe. Just my thoughts, but what do I know.
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@Plethos (10503)
• United States
20 Feb
the player just showed the taunting affected him. a a player it shows he doesnt have the "Zone" that ignores all taunts. fans will taunt a player in hopes of throwing them off their game and cause the team to lose. thats all it is.
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@Bensen32 (728)
• United States
20 Feb
exactly! He should be paying attention to the game not what fans have to say. If I had anything helpful or useful for him to really listen to during a game I would be a player or coach not sitting up in the stands as a fan.
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@Corbin5 (113487)
• United States
20 Feb
Soon, we will all be walking around mute. We will no longer be able to utter a single world due to the possibly offended someone.
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@Bensen32 (728)
• United States
20 Feb
I on the other hand say what I want and if you're offended I'm sure you will get over it eventually. I try to be nice to people but some people just look for reasons to be offended and I guess that is their problem not mine.
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@Corbin5 (113487)
• United States
20 Feb
@Bensen32 I agree!!!
@Courage7 (12274)
• United States
20 Feb
Oh dear this is beyond ridiculous..infuriating actually
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