A sincere and much-needed apology
by Randy Pascal
Those who know me well – and thankfully, many folks in the local sports scene do – know that I am certainly not above being taken to task when I have
erred in my writings.
I fully understand that we are all human, and will all make mistakes, myself included. This one, however, deserves a response beyond simply saying sorry
to the person who correctly alerted me.
In attempting to capture the complete turnaround of the Rayside-Balfour NOJHL team in their series with the Soo Thunderbirds in a
Sudbury Star column earlier this week, I referred to the squad as the “schizophrenic Canadians”.
Thankfully, a friend who deals with this disease on a far more intimate level than I have ever experienced quite politely brought this major faux pas to
I think, quite honestly, the thing that bothered me most, upon just a few moments of reflection, was the fact that I threw in the figure of speech
without giving it so much as a second thought – which is exactly the issue here.
The fact that I would utilize a tongue in cheek comment without any regard at all for the thousands who folks who must deal, daily, with this
affliction, was both extremely insensitive and deeply disrespectful.
For that, I offer my sincere apologies. Rest assured, it will not happen again.