Blackhawks' Duncan Keith takes heat over 'first female referee' swipe

Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith. (Frank Polich/Reuters/Files)

Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith. (Frank Polich/Reuters/Files)

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, Last Updated: 1:17 PM ET

Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith took a few swipes at a female reporter after she questioned his unpenalized slash in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

In a post-game interview, Team 1040 Radio's Karen Thomson said it looked like there was a penalty that went undetected following Canuck Daniel Sedin's 3-0 goal.

"Oh, no. I don’t think there was," Keith said. "I think he scored a nice goal, and that’s what the ref saw. Maybe we should get you as a ref maybe, hey?

"First female referee. You can't probably play either, right? But you're thinking the game, like you know it? See ya."

Twitter users -- some of whom agreed with Thomson's take on the play – called Keith’s comments a sexist attack, while others dismissed the outrage.

 


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