How is he making fun of Canada? Does Canada own hockey? Is Canada the only country that plays hockey? The best players in the league aren't even Canadian for chrissakes. The two teams he was questioned about aren't even Canadian franchises. He doesn't like hockey, so what. He has a right to voice his opinion and he's right - hockey is and has been the least relevant of all the major league sports for a long time now. Why is a reporter asking such a stupid question anyway?
I didn't know the National Post/Montreal Gazzette was not a Canadian paper.
And afterwards he said this:
"Oh yeah, I've gotten a lot of grief over that," he said about his original comment, before adding: "I love the sport. I love watching it, but I don't like watching it on TV. In person, it's absolutely incredible what they're able to do. TV doesn't do justice to that. But then, a lot of sports are the same way.
"It is what it is. I said what I said and I was trying to be funny about it, but people didn't perceive it that way."