Prospect Info: Giavani Smith, and the abuse of an official

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  1. jkutswings

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    Comment from reddit regarding this

     
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    At the beginning of the clip you can see a stick being kicked around in their feet. Would make sense. Smith has always been sold as a gritty guy, but I don't recall anything like this in his past.
     
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    That makes me feel better. Not that he should be pushing a ref regardless but if it looks a lot worse than it was that's a good thing.
     
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    Nothing like a sped up GIF to give you a distorted view of what happened.
     
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    He also didn't get penalized for it, original 2 minute minor + 5 for fighting.
     
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    Thanks for the replies to this.
     
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    If that ref didn't think anything happened and didn't penalize Smith in the moment, I think it's fine. It's just an unfortunate looking moment captured from a weird angle.
     
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    Stick or no stick, he still pushed a ref, which is a really dumb thing to do.
     
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    I know that in studies of videos and juries in trials, slow motion imparts a feeling of intentionality to actions from the jurors' perspectives. Even when there is none. I wonder what the effect would be if sped up.
     
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    Go to the Kitchener Rangers thread for some insight on the play, there are a lot of comments from people who were at the game
     
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    Looks more like the ref just tripped, the gif seems to be at 1.5 or 2 times speed, not really ideal for judging something like this.
     
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    Does anyone have any other video evidence because the gif in the OP looks really damning. If people are saying its altered, I would really like to see an original to compare.
     

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