‘Weird’: Canadian sportscaster ‘feared’ by police for wearing shorts
A Canadian sportswriter who wears shorts in the heat of the Canadian Olympic Games has been threatened with a fine for wearing them.
In a blog post posted on Tuesday, Scott Morrison wrote that he “would never do this to a child” and that “we’re just trying to help them feel better.”
“The reason I’m doing this is because of a tweet I got from @biker_coach,” Morrison wrote.
“He told me he was going to tell the police that I was wearing shorts to the games.
I replied: ‘I’m not going to wear shorts to games.’
And he replied: ‘[You’re] not going anywhere, buddy.
Just go ahead and do it.
That’s not right.’ “
I’m pretty sure he said that to the police and I was thinking, ‘I can’t do that.
And then they told me that they have to make a decision. “
And then I went to a police station and explained to them what I did and they said, ‘Oh, you can’t wear shorts in here.’
And then they told me that they have to make a decision.
And I told them that it wasn’t OK.
I was being honest with them.
And that’s why I didn’t do it.”
Morrison was asked by CBC News if he wore shorts to his job.
“I don’t know,” he said.
“It was just something I thought about.”
The sportscast personality also took to Twitter to address the issue.
“A young person told me, ‘You’re not going anyplace,’ so I thought I’d do it anyway.
So if they want to threaten me, well I can’t be too harsh on them,” he wrote.
Morrison also responded to another comment by an athlete that he wanted to wear the shorts during his run to the final of the men’s basketball tournament.
“To me, it’s not about me.
It’s about you and your family.
And you can wear shorts if you want to,” Morrison said.