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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/26/2013

Hockey ref called for misconduct

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT. — A referee from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) has been suspended for the rest of the season after he tweeted out a low opinion of women in the northern Ontario city. Joe Monette, a native of Windsor, Ont., posted this on Twitter: “Soo Saint Marie, two words, Slim Pickens #noteeth #hicktown #allfat(t)ies.” Monette, who later apologized via Twitter, said the tweet was meant to be a joke to a friend who lived in Sault Ste. Marie, but neither league officials nor the mayor were laughing.

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