KeyserSoze wrote:porp wrote:Calling someone a fag, etc happens in a lot of sports at most levels / age groups.
The only people that can really remove it from the game are the on-ice officials (in all levels / age groups).
If the NHL truely does not want these type of insults in the game, have the refs start calling unsportsmanlike conduct penalties when they hear such insults and players will start choosing other words.
Do this in all levels / age groups and perhaps the use of these type of insults will decrease.
We had 2 refs in the VMBHL that would routinely warn players for any sort of foul language (spoken loudly) and then give penalties.
Really good trash talk doesn't require swearing at all. In fact, it's usually better without it.