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Sexual harassment has women scared along Calgary's Red Mile

DH Vancouver Staff Apr 25, 2015 10:40 am

Throughout this NHL playoffs first round series, Canucks fans have been mocked by Calgarians, among others, for rioting; but it seems as though Calgary residents need to take care of their own backyard first.

Sexual harassment has reportedly been rampant during post‐game Red Mile celebrations, and there is even the hashtag #CansForMonahan encouraging women to flash their breasts in support of the Flames that has been making the rounds on the Internet.

All this has led the Calgary Flames management to take action. Flames executives Ken King and Brian Burke are telling hockey fans along the Red Mile to stop the sexual harassment and intimidation of women during the playoffs.

“Our view is that if you’re a true Flames fan, you are not engaging in this kind of behaviour,” CEO King told the Calgary Herald Thursday just before leaving for Vancouver for Game 5 in the playoff series. “We want to make it clear, do not do this stuff, ever. And for goodness sake don’t do it in our name because that’s not our culture, that’s not our organization.”

Women no longer feel safe along the Red Mile and feel threatened as rowdy Flames fans continue to yell at them, asking them to take their shirts off. Of course, anything bad can be spinned. If you’re in Calgary and want to donate canned goods, visit the Calgary Food Bank.

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