The attorney for Chris Moorhouse, the man charged with throwing a banana at Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds during an exhibition game in London, Ontario, stated on Thursday that his client is “mortified,” deeply remorseful and worried that his actions have sullied the good name of his hometown.
Attorney Faisal Joseph added that Moorhouse was simply caught up in the excitement of the game and, according to the AP report, “had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.” Yeah. That’s some mighty fine lawyer bullshit. While it makes complete sense that Moorhouse’s attorney would do all he could to competently represent his client and do his very best to cast Banana Tosser Guy in the best possible light, how could this guy not know that throwing a banana at a black man might carry overt racist overtones? On the contrary I am sure he thought that he was being funny. At best he is an insensitive creep and the worst case scenario is just a plain ordinary racist.