“Any time you can represent Canada, it’s an honor,” Crosby said.
Sidney Crosby is a liar and a traitor. Solid and irrefutable proof of this was revealed of this by none other than Tim Horton’s yesterday. The coffee giant released a video that many saw as a touching and heartfelt video about growing the game of hockey and spreading the joy of the sport to those who might not otherwise have the chance to play. Apparently only I saw it for what it really was: an admission of treason in the highest degree.
What a terrible look for the kid. What kind of message does this send to the youth of Canada? What Sidney Crosby is essentially telling all those young hockey players out there is that loyalty doesn’t matter. Clearly those two Olympic gold medals mean nothing to him. As soon as a better option comes along, he jumps ship.
You think Wayne Gretzky would have played for the USSR? Would Mario Lemieux have played for North Korea? Patrick Roy for Trinidad and Tobago? Absolutely not. So where does Crosby get off thinking he can just start playing for Kenya? Just another example of why Crosby will never be one of the greats.
This move wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t such a blatant spit in the face of the troops. The men and women that are out there defending the freedoms at home and abroad of guys like Crosby don’t have the option of conveniently picking and choosing the country they wear on their uniforms. Nor would they want to. Those are true Canadians, willing to fight and die for their country. You think they give a damn about Kenya? Hell no. Crosby could learn a thing or two from them.
So where is this sudden betrayal coming from? I blame Fortnight, the popular video game all these young kids seem to playing these days. The game allows players to “squad up” with whoever they want to play with. They can just switch teams willy-nilly simply to be on whatever “squad” gives them the best chance to win. The best Fortnight player in the world, a guy who calls himself Ninja, is playing with a different celebrity on his “squad” every day. It’s created a culture in which loyalty doesn’t matter. A culture that Crosby has clearly bought in to.