Pros and cons to White House visit
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