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Watch: Brendan Burke talks about homophobia and hockey

Brendan Burke made waves in the sports world when he publicly came out this week. The 20-year-old son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has reignited a national discussion on homophobia in sports.

TSN spoke to Brendan Burke and his father this week. “Things like gay slurs… I think once players realize that there could
be a gay person next to them or that there are gay people around them — they’ll stop using it,” says Brendan Burke. 

Watch the TSN segment below:

(h/t to UnionSt)
 
The Globe & Mail spoke with Brendan Burke for an interview — read it here.
 
Meanwhile, check out the comments on the original ESPN article that broke Brendan Burke’s coming-out story. TSN responds to viewer reactions to the Burke interview.
 
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