Canadian Banana Tosser Fined Only $200 For Throwing Banana at Wayne Simmonds

Kyle Scott - January 9, 2012

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Canadian banana tosser

Chris Moorhouse just happened to purchase a banana before overtime and then tossed it at the lone black guy on the ice, Wayne Simmonds, just as the Flyer was participating in a shootout during a preseason game in Ontario. What a crazy coincidence!

But that's how it went down, according to Moorhouse's unfortunately-named lawyer, Faisal Jospeh.

Moorhouse pleaded guilty today to provincial trespassing (oh, Canada), and will have 90 days to pay $200 plus costs for the incident, which was deemed “not racially motivated.”

While it certainly wasn’t an act deserving jail time, or even any sort of probation (in my opinion), perhaps Moorehouse’s wallet could have sustained more punishment… with a forced donation to, oh I don’t know, the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, or something.

More from Moorhouse's lawyer: [London Community News via Puck Daddy

Following the judge’s decision, Joseph called the whole situation, and the media circus in general, a “gongshow.” His disgust is rooted in the assumptions made by both media outlets and the general public.

“Absolutely appalled. Absolutely ridiculous,” Joseph said of the backlash Moorhouse faced for a non-criminal act. “And for people to be giving death threats to his family – over a banana?.

“The banana was not loaded and nobody was killed.”

 

That other water fountain wasn't loaded either, but, you know…

16 Comments

  • what January 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Someone should have punched him in his douchie looking face.

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  • Paul Mork January 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I don’t get it. Whats the big deal about a banana. People throw things on the ice all the time. Lucky it wasn’t batteries like the scumbags of Philly throw. It was a soft pice of fruit. Worst case is that someone trips on it.

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  • Bobby Marr January 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    To tell you the truth, I’m shocked Wayne didn’t eat the bananna after that penalty shot

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  • Scrooge McEagle January 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    funny he throws a banana at a black guy yet his spends time and money on a tan trying to look “darker”…
    he should have been fined for looking like douche in public… who the fuck still flips their collars???

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  • Mike Carey January 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    That last line says it all. So what if nobody was physically hurt, there was the possibility and we should be way past this as a society in this day and age. $200 is a meager fine and anybody who believes this wasn’t racially motivated, be it as a sick “joke” or a hate mongering public display of predjudice should stay a few days in the gorilla cage at the zoo. They’ll love your bananas there.

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  • fargl January 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    This has made me think twice about throwing a bowl of borscht at Bryz next time he lets in a soft goal.

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  • FACE January 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I hope this douche canoe slips on a banana peel and breaks his neck.
    IRONIC FACE

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  • Iron Balls McGinty January 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    “he should have been fined for looking like douche in public… who the fuck still flips their collars???”
    Posted by: Scrooge McEagle | January 09, 2012 at 01:53 PM
    Exactly what I was thinking, but he still look likes a doosh in the left pic. And he should be fined extra for that fucked-up Gumby hair of his.

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  • Mike Saunders January 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    tragic he only got a $200 fine

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  • Another Kyle January 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Dude looks like Kris Versteeg

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  • Andrew Mc January 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Who cares about the fine? Just be glad he was publicly outted as a banana throwing racist. Fuckin disgrace.

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  • Tt January 9, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    He looks like he receives bananas instead of tossing them.

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  • Ryan Howard's Left Crutch January 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Sir Douchey Douche Douche looking douchey as a used bag of douche.

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  • fence January 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Should of thrown a watermellon. The whole team could of enjoyed it

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  • Ron Hipple January 9, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    He should have thrown a can of grape soda

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  • Iron Balls McGinty January 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Hahahahahah maybe Morehouse is the boyfriend of Gemma http://www.crossingbroad.com/2012/01/it-took-less-than-an-hour-for-the-claude-giroux-oral-sex-offers.html too hahahahah! What a toolless tool!

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