TheLeafsNation Top 25 of 2020: #23 — We’re done with Steve Simmons

Welcome to the yearly wrap up of the top read articles over the last year!

There’s one Toronto sports columnist who has certainly caused up a fair share of controversy in thanks to constant jabs at those in the market.
And on Sept. 17, an article from JakeBeLeafs noting Steve Simmons’ long-track record and at the time his abjectly racist comment, came in as TheLeafsNation’s 23rd most-read article.
We’re done with Steve Simmons
Simmons had found himself at the forefront of the wrath of social media after he, on Sept. 17, asked Toronto Raptors’ president Masai Ujiri why he has spoken out about racism, but not crime in Toronto.
The coded racism say TSN’s Kayla Grey, amongst many others, speak out against Simmons’ question.
Here’s what JakeBeLeafs wrote in his piece:
You might consider forgiving this columnist for posing an abjectly racist question masquerading as an innocent whattaboutism to the black leader of the local championship professional sports organization in his season ending press conference. To be fair to the truth-seeker, the most pressing question following the team’s championship season and subsequent miracle season, after having lost their superstar for nothing, all performed before the backdrop …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

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