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

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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…

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16 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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???

  3. 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.

  4. “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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