Georges Laraque stands up for former NHL tough guy Donald Brashear at Tim Hortons
Former NHLer Georges Laraque is standing up for former colleague Donald Brashear after the latter was found working at a Tim Hortons in Quebec City.
Last week, the Montreal Gazette ran a story about Brashear's new job, and the article was widely criticized for seemingly sneering at honest work.
There's absolutely nothing shameful about what Donald Brashear is doing and he doesn't deserve to be mocked.— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) October 16, 2019
The man is trying to make ends meet in his life after pro sports and that means working at Tim Hortons like thousands of other Canadians do. pic.twitter.com/fTBGxlgEiq
To make things worse, the National Post (which is part of the same company as the Gazette) used a photo of Laraque when they shared the story on Twitter. It was eventually removed after plenty of ridicule.
As many have noted, what makes that shameful report even worse is that the image used isn't Donald Brashear at all, but Georges Laraque.— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) October 17, 2019
Laraque roasted the Post on Instagram after seeing the mix-up.
On Sunday, Laraque stood up for Brashear by tweeting a photo of himself in a Tim Hortons uniform. He criticized the Post again for running the story.
Message for @nationalpost:There’s no such thing as a stupid job, there’s only stupid people. Every trade has value and requires qualities in the worker. Il n’y a pas de sot métier, il n’y a que de sottes gens. Tout métier à une valeur et requiert des qualités chez le travailleur! pic.twitter.com/7yewAu6sSc— Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) October 21, 2019
Laraque has had a colourful career after hockey. He was the Deputy Leader of the federal Green Party for three years, and co-owns a kombucha company along with an eco-friendly clothing line.
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