A Boston radio presenter hanged a Carolina Hurricanes drummer during an interview Wednesday, saying he could not "listen to a guy with a southern accent about hockey."
WBZ-FM in Boston asked Chip Alexander, who covers the Hurricanes for The Raleigh News & Observer, to appear on Wednesday in his morning show ahead of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins. But Fred Toettcher, co-host of "Toucher & Rich," got irritated less than five minutes after the interview and ended it abruptly.
"He had a southern accent. I can not stand him. Hockey and Southern Accents, Toettcher said in the air to laugh from his fellow hosts.
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"I do not know. If I do not like something, I do not like it, "he later said.
" I did not think he was saying anything particularly interesting, and it got on my nerves. "
Later, Toettcher added that it was him Alexander would not like the way the hurricanes would have taken the "bunch of sucker." Label after NHL commentator Don Cherry used that phrase to describe the team at the start of the season – though Alexander did so during the broadcast actually had expressed no opinion on the subject.
(The interview starts at 16:19)
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