Duncan Keith responds with sexist comment to Vancouver reporter


After losing to the Canucks 3-1 in Monday night’s game, Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith was questioned by TEAM 1040 reporter Karen Thomson on his play (slash) against Daniel Sedin on the Canucks’ third goal. His comments were both sexist and plain dumb.

After the game, Keith was questioned about the play:

Keith: “What did you see?”

Thomson: “Well, there looked like maybe there was a penalty that went undetected. You seemed a bit frustrated.”

Keith: “Oh, no. I don’t think there was. I think he scored a nice goal, and the ref was right there, that’s what the ref saw. We should get you as a ref, maybe, hey?”

Thomson: “Yeah, maybe. I can’t skate though.”

Keith: “First female referee – can’t play probably either, right? But you’re thinking the game like you know it? Okay, see ya.”

Click here to listen to the audio.

It’s understandable that players want to talk back to reporters when they are asked questions, and it’s fine when they’re talking hockey. However, when comments get personal and specifically target one’s gender, then that’s crossing the line and is unacceptable in any profession.

After the exchange, Thomson tweeted this out:

With the regular season coming to an end, the only way the Canucks and Blackhawks could face each other is in the Western Conference Final. Let’s hope both teams can make it that far as it would, undoubtedly, make for one of the greatest playoff series.


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  • ks

    Well Blackhawks have always been douches

  • mpah

    Assuming a female reporter can’t handle a heated answer after asking a tough question is more sexist than anything he said. If anything he’s treating her like any other male reporter which isn’t sexist at all.

    More points proving why the Canucks fan base are the worst in professional sports, period.

  • DB

    Chicago shithawks not surprised

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1456246234 Ian Anderson

    Get your head out your rear end you ignorant moron! No, actually just keep it there, you wear it well!!

  • derrick

    I dont think the first female ref part had anything to do with the second part of what he said.



  • AJ Smyth

    All I heard was “blah blah blah, I’m an a$$-hole”

  • seriously?

    uhh.. other news sources/sites have said the same thing they have. and if you were on twitter you’d see they’re saying what tons of people are. get over yourself.