Pros and cons to White House visit

Toronto Star - - NEWS -

Re Crosby en­joys lux­ury of po­lit­i­cal in­dif­fer­ence, Tei­tel, Oct. 11 I am not a big fan of U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, but I have to say that Emma Tei­tel’s col­umn about Sid­ney Crosby has left me a lit­tle con­fused. When she says that speak­ing out against Trump’s pres­i­dency is a re­spon­si­bil­ity that “falls to all of us,” is she in­clud­ing the mil­lions who voted for him, as well as the mil­lions who con­tinue to sup­port him, or is this just an­other ex­am­ple of an ex­treme lefty telling ev­ery­one else what they should think? This whin­ing by the left has to stop. In­stead, fo­cus on find­ing a vi­able can­di­date who will de­feat him in 2020. Mike Benson, Bramp­ton Sid­ney Crosby is re­garded by many in Canada as a role model for his lead­er­ship skills in hockey. It is un­for­tu­nate he did not trans­fer th­ese skills when given the op­por­tu­nity to do so. As Emma Tei­tel ac­cu­rately pointed out, Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­dency af­fects all of us and, un­for­tu­nately, most of­ten in neg­a­tive ways. Peo­ple in po­si­tions of lead­er­ship like Crosby need to step up and take a stand against th­ese threats. Milt Gazen, Rich­mond Hill Thank you, Emma Tei­tel, for your ex­cel­lent col­umn on the Pen­guins’ White House visit. It is no­table that in the photo above your col­umn, not one of the play­ers or man­agers look par­tic­u­larly happy to be there.

Sid­ney Crosby’s fee­ble excuse that, as a Cana­dian, he can­not make a po­lit­i­cal com­ment holds no water. We in Canada are af­fected by ac­tions be­low the border.

Trump is a de­luded, ig­no­rant bully and in­vi­ta­tions from him should be po­litely re­fused, ei­ther stand­ing or on bended knee. Mar­garet Crossling, Port El­gin, Ont. I gen­er­ally en­joy read­ing Emma Tei­tel’s col­umns but her anal­y­sis on white priv­i­lege in sports was out­stand­ing. Ex­cel­lence in jour­nal­ism, to say the least. Norma Martinez, Toronto Nei­ther Sid­ney Crosby nor any­one else has a re­spon­si­bil­ity to take a po­lit­i­cal po­si­tion be­cause Emma Tei­tel has de­cided that they should. Adam Waiser, Markham

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