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Brian Burke: Russia should not host international events

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10:08 AM ET 08.24 | Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has joined a growing chorus of voices condemning Russia's ban on gay propaganda, saying the country should be prevented from hosting any further international competitions as long as the "archaic" law remains in place. Burke, whose late son, Brendan, received international attention when he came out in November of 2009, has become one of the most high profile voices in the North American LGBT community in recent years and will serve as the director of player personnel for the U.S. Olympic hockey team at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

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August 24, 2013  10:12 AM ET

I wonder if the LGBT community really wants this egotistical gasbag on their side?

August 24, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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I wonder if the LGBT community really wants this egotistical gasbag on their side?

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Think they wouldn't mind.

August 24, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Think they wouldn't mind.

True. But you know what eventually happens to gasbags....

August 24, 2013  10:31 AM ET

Still wondering if USA will compete, as we might get Snowden. A lot of shoveling going on already.

August 24, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Think they wouldn't mind.

The enemy of my enemy.....probably won't like me either:)

August 24, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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The enemy of my enemy.....probably won't like me either:)

LOL.

August 24, 2013  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

True. But you know what eventually happens to gasbags....

And the lady in front of you is trying to get her carry on....

August 24, 2013  11:36 AM ET

WOW! His Irkness managed to find somebody somewhere who wants to hear what he thinks!

August 24, 2013  12:18 PM ET

For some unknown reason, Rugby Canada decided to give him a Board of Directors job. Just shows all the idiots aren't in hockey, or politicians with power to exercise.

August 24, 2013  12:20 PM ET

Go All Blacks !!

August 24, 2013  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I wonder if the LGBT community really wants this egotistical gasbag on their side?

Here now, Canuck...


You're gonna make him feel like he doesn't belong.

August 24, 2013  02:11 PM ET
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For some unknown reason, Rugby Canada decided to give him a Board of Directors job. Just shows all the idiots aren't in hockey, or politicians with power to exercise.

I'm with you Tom. My second favourite sport is now polluted with this egomaniac. I have no freakin' idea what they were thinking. He's not even Canadian.

PSA - Canada vs USA today at 1 pm PDT.

August 24, 2013  02:13 PM ET
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Here now, Canuck... You're gonna make him feel like he doesn't belong.

Probably my least favourite sports figure on the planet. I wouldn't wish him on anybody Otis.....not even the Cowboys. :-)

August 24, 2013  02:55 PM ET
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Probably my least favourite sports figure on the planet. I wouldn't wish him on anybody Otis.....not even the Cowboys. :-)

<hits like button>

August 24, 2013  03:11 PM ET
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Probably my least favourite sports figure on the planet. I wouldn't wish him on anybody Otis.....not even the Cowboys. :-)

OH Burkie and Jones would be a match made in heaven for sports writers and comedy routines

August 24, 2013  07:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

WOW! His Irkness managed to find somebody somewhere who wants to hear what he thinks!

he had get it right at least once in his long gassy life time.

August 24, 2013  08:23 PM ET
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he had get it right at least once in his long gassy life time.

The Giggy-air, and Prong-her gifts were definitely once-in-a-lifetime.

August 24, 2013  11:03 PM ET
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Probably my least favourite sports figure on the planet. I wouldn't wish him on anybody Otis.....not even the Cowboys. :-)

And I have no idea why.

He wrecked the Canucks and Leafs.

He should be your hero.

I think you just like to flap your gums.

August 24, 2013  11:05 PM ET
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<hits like button>

What the futz is that??

 
August 25, 2013  03:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Go All Blacks !!

The NBA is tryin!

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