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Raptors fans slam Toronto newspaper over notion team isn't Canadian enough


If you were wondering why Toronto Raptors centre Chris Boucher was trending on Twitter earlier this week, you were not alone.


But Boucher didn’t become popular on social media due to his recent play with the Raptors.


Earlier in the week, amid all of the optimism and excitement surrounding the team, the Toronto Sun published an article that questioned how Canadian the Raptors truly are.


The assertion that a Toronto team isn’t Canadian enough because it doesn’t employ any Canucks is debatable at best, but the Sun’s article was quickly slammed online for one glaring oversight: Boucher is from Montreal.


Before long, fans took to Twitter to share this basic fact, making Boucher a trending topic right around the same time the Sun likely deleted its article.


The Sun may have done enough to create a genuine debate, but when you see Jurassic Park-style viewing parties popping up throughout the country — Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Regina, just to name a few — it’s safe to assume that the country has already accepted this Raptors squad as not just a Canadian team, but Canada’s team.






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