Everyone knew going to World, Chan was one of the faves. For Jourbert to say that his only competition was Lycacek cause he had a quad, that's insulting and lack of respects for other skaters (i.e. the contenders, including Chan).
Originally Posted by jennylovskt
Chan only responded when asked, and that was not attacking, he's just saying THE TRUTH! And Buttle was his friend and for Joubert to say stuff about Buttle last year and then again this year... Chan was just rebuffing Jourbert's egoist claim.
It seems like the person who should use some sense to see the reality then making some dumb judgments is yourself. Thank you very much!
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Jeez, only within the figure skating community or a nunnery would Chan's comments be seen as "harsh". I'm glad he spoke his opinion. Joubert was being a whiner and he got called on it. Actually, I remember Chan's words being "I guess he is a sore loser then"; that was after being prompted by a question. Meaning that given what Joubert said, Chan would interpret his words as such. He didn't even directly call Joubert a sore loser.
I don't think it's "crazy" to wish to say to Michelle and Sasha, "Look, ladies, I'm sure you both remember how you felt to have the opportunity to represent your country in the Olympics. You got that opportunity because other skaters who had already experienced that feeling once or twice stepped aside just as their predecessors had stepped aside in a chain of years and years of "getting that feeling" and then stepping aside. Do you wish to deny your younger compatriots that same opportunity? Come on, now, sweeties, don't you sweet things have enough medals and memories to satisfy your thirst and greed for more stuff to decorate your # @#&?$%& trophy cabinets?
Originally Posted by Particle Man
No, I won't "jump for utter joy" at seeing up and coming skaters
denied their joy because a couple of selfish past stars can't get over it.