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Thread: Joannie Rochette calls out Patrick Chan

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    Joannie Rochette calls out Patrick Chan

    She said this on twitter in French, here's the translated version:

    He had gold on a silver platter. Instead he took the tray.
    I wonder if there will be any backlash against her, or if people will gang up on Chan?

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    they are the same, both did not win gold, so no hypocrites there

    Chan got OSM after bad karma for 3 consecutive undeserved World titles - and thus falling into the "Canadian curse" list
    Rochette got a pity bronze

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    Meh. They both tried their best. It is what it is. This tweet is not news.

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    Rochette totally earned the bronze in 2010. she had a great short and a great long, with one minor stepout on the long. Asada had more mistakes than Joannie, and Mirai is/was not worthy of an olympic medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Meh. They both tried their best. It is what it is. This tweet is not news.
    She is getting a lot of backlash now. Canadians were very supportive of her in 2010 when her mom died. Now she's the first to stab the knife in Chan's back when he failed.

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    Jeez, that just seems nasty. :(

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    The only thing I will say against Chan...his attitude brings some of this on him. If you're going to be arrogant like him, you better be able to back it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven View Post
    The only thing I will say against Chan...his attitude brings some of this on him. If you're going to be arrogant like him, you better be able to back it up.
    Very true. And for all we know, he may have kicked Joannie's puppy or something like that in the past.

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    He was pretty humble today. Joanne at least he got silver..

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    Well is there any untruth to what she said? No. The fact of the matter is with Yuzuru's sub par performance today, that gold medal was on the platter for Chan to take and he didn't take it.

    Joannie's situation was different b/c she had no shot at winning gold but she did have a shot at bronze and she delivered enough to win that. Some people don't like to hear the truth b/c it hurts but the truth is after the way Yuzuru skated in the FS, it was Chan's gold medal to lose and he lost it.

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    Nobody is talking about her follow up tweets after that, where she says only really nice things about Patrick.

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    Didn't Chan saying something after Honyu beat him at the GP final to the effect that he let him win because the Olympics was more important? I like Chan's skating but he is so arrogant that I am glad he denied himself the chance to grab the gold. The thought of that ego running amok for the next four years until someone else won Oly gold was sickening. Pride in what you do is one thing, thinking you are hot s**t is another.

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    Some tough love perhaps? At least no one can claim Patrick was robbed.....

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    So is Patrick retiring?

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    Ugh, I do feel bad for him, especially reading his post-interview where he apologized for missing the gold and said he tried his best. :(

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