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NHLNHL lockout Day 45: Fan's comment of the day

Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 10:00 AM

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One Ottawa Senators fan says the lockout has her waving a white towel in surrender when it comes to season tickets.  (Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) One Ottawa Senators fan says the lockout has her waving a white towel in surrender when it comes to season tickets. (Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

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Until the game we love returns, we will continue to highlight one fan's take on the lockout each day from the posts we've received on Facebook, Twitter and the comments sections on CBCSports.ca.
With the NHL officially cancelling games through Nov. 30, CBCSports.ca has been helping give fans a voice.

Until the game we love returns, we will continue to highlight one fan's take on the lockout each day from the posts we've received on Facebook, Twitter and the comments sections on CBCSports.ca.

Here is Tuesday's fan's comment of the day from commenter Deb Manhire:

"I am so upset about these very rich people fighting over my hard earned money. My son and I were supposed to be half season ticket holders for the Ottawa Senators, for the 2nd year in a row. We have decided to cancel our package. I am, one of many, who is considered "the working poor," I live my life paycheque to paycheque, with nothing left over. I will have to think, a long, long time, if I want to be a season ticket holder again.


"You all also seem to forget all the people working behind the scenes, earning a pittance compared to your over-inflated salaries, who aren't earning the income they need, and may even have been laid off.

"You also forget about all the businesses, that look forward to the extra business they get, during the hockey season, like local restaurants and merchants. They are no longer getting the business they need. You forget that, for the cities that have teams, that the economy in these same cities are affected by you locking out players, and both sides not coming to some kind of agreement.

"I work in the province of Ontario, and I pay union dues, but because I am an employee in the Education Field, my salary has been frozen for 2 years. I was not given a choice. You all need to get back to work, so that others can earn an income and continue to live as modestly, as they did before you were all locked out. I am so tired of what is going on, and you need to remember that, at one time, you all played for the love of the game."


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