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Darren Pang’s Tongue Twister: Pietrangelo Does Things “The White Way” (Video)
We all get a little tongue twisted at times, and sports commentators are no exception. Whether they are talking about the Mets new state of the art “Shitty Field”, or the “tremendous sex” that the Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg have had together, there are always those couple of words that are bound to put one’s tongue in a knot.
TSN’s Darren Pang had one of those moments during the first intermission of last night’s game between the Canadiens and the Senators. When talking about the Habs’ young up-and-coming defenseman P.K. Subban and his knack for stirring the pot on the ice, Pang felt he should conduct himself in a manner similar to that of St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, who he believes does things “the right way.” However, those were not the words to come out of Pang’s mouth. Instead, he had a slight slip of the tongue, which caused him to say, “the white way.” And while that may not seem like such a big error, it was magnified due to the fact that Subban is black.
Pang apologized for the error during the next intermission, and it is obvious that his intentions were not to make any sort of racial judgments, but try telling that to both the Habs fans and the NAACP. Something tells me Panger’s email inbox is filling up by the minute.
Here are videos of the incident, the first being the slip of the tongue and the second being the apology.
Hat Tip – [Puck Daddy]