Blackhawks’ Keith discusses ‘fired up’ comment

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith says he meant no

disrespect to women during an argument with a female radio reporter

in Vancouver.

Keith, preparing for a game in Edmonton against the Oilers, said

Wednesday he was ”fired up” after Chicago lost 3-1 to the

Vancouver Canucks.

Reporter Karen Thomson asked him about a possible penalty

involving Canucks forward Daniel Sedin. Keith questioned her hockey

knowledge and mockingly suggested she might be a candidate to

become the NHL’s first female referee.

Keith says he doesn’t like losing and adds he doesn’t

differentiate between male and female reporters. Thomson said on

Twitter she believes the comments were made in the heat of moment

and she has moved on.