Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn made a few insensitive comments about the Sedin twins on a Dallas-area radio show. And because of this Benn contacted the Sedins via statement released by the president of the Stars on the matter.
That's a lot of layers of communication.
“Who knows what else (the Sedins) do together,” said Benn, to the snickers of all the alleged adults in the room.
“Seriously,” replied Seguin, momentarily losing all grasp of what the word “seriously” actually means.
“Dude, it’s creepy,” one of the hosts said, “In fact, it’s a good example to future brothers in the NHL on how not to do things.”
People make fun of Sedin symbiosis often. Whether this crossed the line is up to interpretation of listening to the entire segment and understanding a show’s programming model.
Often, the point of talk radio is to be a little funny and cheeky and walk a fine line. Again, on whether Benn and Seguin may have not spoken appropriately and insulted the Sedins, here’s the audio and you decide. There's a difference between inappropriate and insulting and offensive.
Below is the statement from Dallas President Jim Lites:
“Jamie Benn has reached out to Henrik and Daniel Sedin to apologize for the radio interview that he was a part of on Monday. The Dallas Stars have the utmost respect for the contributions that the two have made to both the game and to their community over the course of their great careers. We will not be commenting on the situation further.”
It clearly struck a nerve since Henrik Sedin spoke about it, though he said he hadn't heard the comments when questioned by TSN 1040 Radio in Vancouver. And the Stars released an apology from an organization higher up.
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