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

Kyle Scott - January 9, 2012

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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…

Canadian Banana Tosser Looks Exactly Like What You Would Expect a Canadian Banana Tosser to Look Like

Kyle Scott - September 28, 2011

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Oh boy. Wayne Simmonds just can’t stay out of the news. The guy who threw a banana at him in London, Ontario last week was arrested today.

Christopher Moorhouse, a 26-year-old from London, has been charged with “engaged in a prohibited activity on a premises under the trespass to property act.” 

Oh Cananda, you and your silly sounding crimes.

From 980 AM radio in Canada, here is police chief Brad Duncan:

"Mr.Moorhouse has been served with a part three summons, and if convicted of this offence – could be liable to a fine of not more than $2,000. This is a provincial offence and not a criminal charge, and will be dealt with in the provincial offenses court."

"This incident affected, not only our local community, it was across the national and international plain – and obviously individuals have very strong feelings about what occurred and I just wanted to indicate this individual has expressed remorse, notwithstanding the actions that he undertook, but we don't want individuals to go beyond what the court will do in terms of the penalty. I've heard the term vigilantism," he said.

 

Crappy tan, askew wedding party tie, sunglasses-at-night, fratty let’s get rip-roarin’ drunk and rock this dance floor pose– check, check, and triple fucking check. This is exactly what one might have expected a Canadian banana tosser to look like. Or this.

Moorhouse will not be charged with a hate crime, according to Duncan. AM 980 has audio of the police chief.

via Puck Daddy

Here’s Video of Banana Thrown at Wayne Simmonds

Kyle Scott - September 23, 2011

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Here's more YouTube video of Simmonds in the shootout. If you play the video in full screen and 720p, you can see the banana coming out of the left side of your screen around the :03 mark. You can also hear two girls saying "he scored, it didn't affect."

Video after the jump.

H/T to (@DownGoesSpezza)

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Fan Throws Banana at Wayne Simmonds

Kyle Scott - September 22, 2011

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A fan in attendance at Thursday night's Flyers-Red Wings game in London, Ontario hurled a banana at newcomer Wayne Simmonds during the shootout, according to Frank Seravalli.

After the game, Simmonds took the high road. The quotes via Sam Carchidi:

"I guess it's something I have to deal with — being a black player playing a predominantly white sport."

 

Awful.

Oh yeah, he scored on the play.

Gary Bettman released a statement this morning:

"We have millions of great fans who show tremendous respect for our players and for the game. The obviously stupid and ignorant action by one individual is in no way representative of our fans or the people of London, Ontario."

 

Seravalli has more. There's a grainy vidoe of the shootout after the jump.

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