Former NHLer Kyle Wellwood comes under fire for “reverse racism” posts on social media

The former Leafs, Canucks and Jets forward is taking some heat online today.

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Former NHL forward Kyle Wellwood has received some harsh criticism online today after complaining about a change in a Canadian government program pilot program.

In short, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has adopted new policies that will “ increase equity, diversity and inclusion in research.”

The NSERC  also maintains that the mew pilot program, charter and grants will help “universities and colleges make the research community as diverse as Canada.”

This elicited the following response on Twitter from Wellwood:

Wellwood, it seems, is concerned that his children who are both white males, will be discriminated against due to their gender and their race. The NSERC haven’t replied to Wellwood, but that hasn’t stopped hockey fans from jumping online to hold Wellwood’s feet to the fire.

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Oh boy... maybe don't check your @ mentions today, Kyle.