Controversy Erupts Over Connor Bedard's Alleged Racist Treatment of Indigenous People

Published March 5, 2023 at 3:45 PM

His first scandal before he's even drafted... Connor Bedard is under fire for his treatment of indigenous children at the last Regina Pats game.

Bedard Under Fire

Bedard is an incredible hockey player, on route of passing Connor McDavid's D0 production. This has made him a household name at just 17 years old, and it has made a lot kids look up to him as an idol.

After his last game, coming down the tunnel, he physically moved himself away from a group of indigenous kids who just wanted to meet their hero:

Connor Bedard snubbing Native kids clearly pulling away from them. Goes on down to acknowledge and greet non brown folks. Pulled from multiple group pages and from the mothers public post.

Here was one of the children's mothers public post:

Well we had quite the evening, kids sure loved it. But here is is my downfall post, I will make a new post with all the pictures of the kids, right here you can clearly see BEDARD raise his arm and stick it's sad because all the kids were so excited to see this guy and he does them all wrong and not even to smile or look friendly at all. These kids cheered so hard for him before he came out and for some of the kids to be disappointed and let down, he goes further down the line and greets other people opposite of our colour. our kids, our future hockey players look up to hockey players like this guy and does them like this? I felt for them tbh but that didn't stop them from cheering him on and that goes to show how forgiving and innocent these children are.
There was absolutely no need for this joke to do that to us aboriginal people. No need at all!!

This is unacceptable behavior from Bedard, and something that needs to be addressed as he makes the jump into the NHL in a few months.

Very disappointing from a player that should be bringing nothing but positivity.
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Controversy Erupts Over Connor Bedard's Alleged Racist Treatment of Indigenous People

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