Sports fans got really upset with Sportsnet over the Westminster Dog Show
Canadians weren't happy after Sportsnet pushed the Raptors game off the main channel on Monday evening — all so the Westminster Dog Show could take centre stage.
According to its website, the Westminster Dog Show is "America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs." The competition takes place annually in New York.
This year, Sportsnet decided to air the show on its mainstream channel.
Watch as Pink goes for a three-peat at the Westminster Dog Show. 🐶🏆https://t.co/SrzL4m8MhN— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 10, 2020
Naturally, sports fans were outraged.
This fan couldn't believe that she was paying $250 each year to watch dogs catch frisbees.
@Sportsnet you made it happen a few days ago. You had the leafs and raptors on mainstream channels. Tonight you have the Westminster dog show on mainstream and the @Raptors are unavailable on premium sports channel, Sportsnet one. I pay 250 for cable/internet and can’t watch 🤷🏼♀️— Alli Walker (@AlliWalker83) February 11, 2020
And this fan couldn't quite believe the Raptors were taking second place to a dog show.
This fan just really wanted to watch some NHL — but ultimately decided to make the best of things.
Flames playing on the West Coast vs Sharks at 10:30pm EST. Sportsnet Ont. out here gives me the Westminster Dog show...really? Rooting for the Aussie Shepherd in the Herding category!! https://t.co/WSg955To1H— Greg Tocheniuk (@The_Tochman) February 11, 2020
And this fan really felt the Raptors were not getting the respect they deserve.
Still, there's no denying that Siba — the black poodle that won the dog show — is pretty freaking cute.
For the Sportsnet subscribers that missed out on the Raptors game, don't worry: the Raps continued their 15-game winning streak.
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