I will say few in history deserved a world title more than chan in 2011!!
But he had errors and It bit him bad along with hanyu 2 quads and 2 3a
About rochette i am sure she is just reflecting frustration
I will also add, for those saying that "this type of thing should not be said", that people from Quebec, as Joannie is, tend to be a little less concerned about being P.C. They tend to say what's on their minds a little more freely.
Do you have the original French tweet?
Technically that may be an accurate 'literal' translation; but the French do love their word-play and nuances!
It almost sounds like it could be a coined French expression; in which case the translated version may be adding negative sentiment that was never there to begin with ...
The only backlash and ganging up on them will be on this board as usual as you can see its already started. No Patrick Chan wont be mad at Joanne and nobody will gang up on Patrick. What in heavens name is the matter with you people.
Me, neither. I can see why he may seem like he has a foot-in-the-mouth syndrome to some, but he doesn't seem to have any guile, either, so I like him for that. Plus, I've heard of the stories of people meeting him and he was perfectly lovely and humble.What Chan had said there sounds like perfectly good natured ribbing to me, the kind you'd see in most other sports, and some people reacted as if he was being terribly insulting and rude. I don't get it.
It's funny how, now that he hasn't won the gold, I can actually profess my liking for him on this board without feeling like I may be ostracized for it.
I totally agree with this - yes, in the end he was human and he screwed up - BUT overall, I too enjoy his skating more than Hanyu's. Chan is much more mature, his flow and musical interpretation are incredible. Hanyu also screwed up badly and actually fell a couple of times. No one had a really great skate which is a shame. I was really hoping for a better competition all around. Maybe there is just too much pressure being put on these skaters.
just my opinion.