August 3, 2012 by Charlie Eisenhood in Interview, Other with 9 comments
Jeff Lindquist of Team Canada responded in the comments to our article about the Japan v. Canada game at Worlds:
[quote]Ceisenhood, I’m very curious if you spent any time reaching out to any Canadian players on the team before writing this article? And is there a reason every single thing Japan did was removed in the video?
You talk about a ‘playing style’, as if you’re implying Canada went into this game (or any game) with the intention of hitting or tackling players. As if 28 members of this team were all thinking that this is acceptable. As if the captains are talking to the team about how this will win us games.[/quote]
[quote]The reality is, a few players on the Canadian team reacted to what they viewed as downright cheating by the Japanese by taking some shots in retaliation. That statement is a fact.
Now that being said, I’m not trying to say it was in any way acceptable. I don’t at all think it was. But when you write articles like this, without any idea what you are talking about, you are accusing the entire team – if not all of Canadian Ultimate. Where is the part of the article where Oscar brought us in at half to say it was embarrasing and unacceptable what happened? Or at the end of the game where 1 player didn’t want to shake hands (not Morgan), and Oscar told him to quit being a child and have some maturity.
I can tell you for a fact most of the players on Canada were absolutely embarrased during the game as to what was happening, and every single player was embarrased once their emotions had time to settle.[/quote]