February 14, 2013
'Winnipeg is a fishbowl': Jets star Evander Kane
By PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

Evander Kane says racist comments he receives on Twitter are over the line. (Reuters files)

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane clarified some of his comments about facing racism after practice Thursday.

Kane says his statement that a good portion of the criticism he receives is because he’s black was referring to anonymous postings in social media, specifically on Twitter.

“I’m definitely referring to social media and that kind of stuff,” Kane said. “I don’t think anybody ever will talk directly to my face and say anything negative. People can hide behind a computer and say what they want.”

Kane says any hockey criticism directed his way is fair game.

“That comes with the territory,” he said. “If you can’t handle that, you’ve got some issues. If I’m responsible for anything off the ice, I’m more than willing to accept that as well. But when it goes unwarranted you kind of get sick and tired of it a little bit.

“I don’t go out and try to hurt other people in terms of my personal life. I’m a pretty good guy.”


The 21-year-old first made the


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