Hockey Trades Black Eyes for Blackface

Canada hockey's close win over Latvia has created as much buzz over what nearly happened on the ice as what went on in the stands.
No racial tension here. Photographer: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Canadian men's hockey team narrowly escaped what would have been a stunning upset by Latvia yesterday, squeaking by with a 2-1 win to advance to the Olympic semifinals. Yet there has been as much buzz over what went on in the stands as over what nearly happened on the ice.

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