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In an NHL playoff game last week, Ryan Getzlaf got made at a referee and called him a "." Getzlaf was fined $10,000 for language the NHL called "demeaning and disrespectful." But he was not suspended a game as was the case a year earlier when Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks called a referee a "faggott."
To us, both terms are homophobic, so why the discrepancy in penalties? We discuss this with Chris Hine, Blackhawks beat writer for the Chicago Tribune and himself gay.