London, Ont., police officer ‘forever remorseful’ for wearing blackface costume in 2006

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“It has to be earned,” said Cox. “That ambassadorship is earned through practice.”

“Sometimes we have to be gentle with this. I don’t know what else you could do,” he said.

Other episodes that drew unflattering national headlines for London included a banana thrown on the ice during an NHL exhibition game in 2011, as a black player skated in on the Detroit Red Wings goalie during a tie-breaking shootout.
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