Hydro One firing TFC fan for FHRITP Comment

I was vaguely aware that this FHRITP had become a “Thing”. I think it’s silly but what is worrisome is that the police are now suggesting charges are appropriate for what amounts to a juvenile prank. This is really about the media being mocked and having their feelings hurt nothing more, and Lord knows their bubble needed bursting.

As for Hydro One firing the guy, I hope he sues and wins.

Good comment at the Sun“Its okay to dance on a float in the middle of the street in a thong while holding a large vibrator, and City Pulse is right there filming it while the reporter is laughing. BUT don’t say vulgar things to a female reporter. Left wing hypocrites.”

Hydro One firing TFC fan for FHRITP Comment

“A man who hurled a vulgar comment and swore at a CityNews reporter outside of a Toronto FC game is being fired by Hydro One.

The company confirmed Shawn Simoes is in the process of being terminated from his position as an assistant network management engineer/officer.

“Hydro One is taking steps to terminate one of its employees for violating its code of conduct,” said the company’s director of communications Daffyd Roderick told the Toronto Sun Tuesday. “Respect for all people is ingrained in our values. We’re committed to a work environment where harassment of any kind is met with zero tolerance and a swift response.”

Roderick would not specify how long Simoes was employed at Hydro One, as that is “a personnel issue.”

  • ismiselemeas

    The other guy was a six figure Rogers employee. CityNews is part of the Rogers group. He got fired as well citing sexual harassment of a fellow employee.

    • Get out really?

      • ismiselemeas


        • Link?

          • ismiselemeas

            I think I may be mixing up the two guys but I definitely read something today about Rogers employee/workplace policy with regard to the reporter and one of the attendees. I’ll dig a bit deeper. Apologies for jumping the gun.

          • andycanuck

            No link given but an SDA commenter said the (known) fired guy was bringing down $106G p.a.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Were he a member of a protected immigrant class, he could have actually done what he screamed and received about the same punishment, if not less.
    Reporters and “journalists” are never your friends.

  • Petey

    This bitch cost a man his job. I truly hope she gets it somewhere else eventually good and hard.

    • G

      Go to YouTube and type in FHRITP. It’s hilarious!

  • Martin B

    Wait a minute, if CityNews defines “workplace” as any place its reporters happen to be, which could be anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area, does that mean that anyone who says something rude within earshot of a CityNews reporter will find themselves on the evening news and get a call from their boss telling them they’ve just been fired for harassment in the workplace?

  • john s

    Well all sexual harassment issues aside, i woulda fired the guy from my company just for being an a-hole.

    • I agree its dumb, but even women are doing it. I am not so sure Hydro One can win a case here.

      • ismiselemeas

        I would have fired him for wearing an Arsenal shirt.

      • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

        Women are doing it, and it’s happened plenty of times to male reporters, but, facts be damned when the media has a bleeding heart narrative to maintain.

    • WalterBannon

      not a fan of free speech then?

      guess you are a liberal then

  • Clausewitz

    How can you define this as a “Personal” issue if it takes place in public. Does the government have access to everywhere now for their PC bullshit?

    • They’re trying and the Cops are clearly hoping to expand their mandate, look at Britain where the cops waste time and money policing twitter rather than real crime.

      • WalterBannon

        It was indeed scary the fascist police were investigating how to trump up some banana republic charge against him

  • Does anyone remember that moron who got fired for his rudeness to a Chick-Fil-A employee?

    Employers can hire/fire whomever they wish.

    That being said, it’s better to humiliate the guy back than go through this whole rigamarole. He’s clearly juvenile.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      To a degree, MAYBE…
      The part I don’t like is that your employer can hold you responsible for your thoughts and opinions while you are on your own time, that they are not compensating you for, as you are not working.
      They rent my time and services while I’m there, we do not also owe them our souls, hearts, and minds.

      What this guy did was stupid and rude, but doesn’t even approach anything actionable on a legal level, I think.
      Sure I was happy to see that Chick-Fi-A douche go down, but I really don’t think his employer was correct in firing him.
      However since the other side does far worse to us, I fell no need to say anything.

      • Employers have to think of the business first. If that guy had some harmless Facebook post or made a goofy face, who would care? That he made a jack@$$ out of himself would only bring the heat.

        Would that Elizabeth May were so punished…

        I don’t like the idea of people being punished for their opinions, either. This guy, on the other hand, was just bad optics.

        The matter should have ended with the reporter mocking him.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          You realize that this holds you hostage to any offended SJW that can connect your internet presence to your real life or any nosey boss that happens to be a hostile ideologue?
          They can always claim it looks bad for business when in reality it hardly ever matters one way or another.
          I’d love to have an identifiable Internet presence as I stand by what I write here as much as I would say such things in real life.
          Then again, I have no boss to worry about, but someday I might again.

          • There is obviously an amount of discretion one uses in this. This guy didn’t write a harmless Facebook post about personally supporting or not supporting gay marriage. He made an @$$ out of himself on TV. It would only be a matter of time before the boss got some rather angry messages about this dope. The boss probably thought he would do some pre-emptive firing.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I’m not going to pretend that there was any social value or even a point in what he was doing as it’s just a way to screw with a reporter’s live feed, any reporter’s.

            Let’s conceded almost every point of his detractors and say that it was his own brand of being funny, but beyond that, it had no redeeming social value other than that. It’s the modern equivalent of an abbreviated George Carlin’s “Seven Dirty Words” routine.
            It’s meant to shock and offend “the straights” and nothing more.
            Having said that, then I say: ‘so what?’

            He irritated a reporter? How many of us aspire to do the very same thing?

            If he shouted a general call to sodomy by replacing the ‘her’ with a ‘him’

          • What should not happen is a witch hunt or to have this thing blow up into some sort of major social phenomenon.

            But employers have fired people for less.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Oh, they do all the time, but that doesn’t make it a good thing.

          • No, I guess not.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            continued (some kind of weird iPad limit): and the word “pussy” with the word “ass” he would be hailed as an equal rights gadfly and be bulletproof from employer retribution.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    This person’s comment about Heather Mallick’s column in support of f-bombing Lizzie May says it best….

  • The__Hammer

    I did not realize FHRITP was a thing either. The only time I ever heard about it was when Jameis Winston was suspended for a half at Florida State for doing it.

    Anyway, I have a different take. Hydro One will fire an employee for doing that but not sleeping on the job 😛

  • eMan14

    They guy was a jerk. He made his bed. He should man up and sleep in it. His problem is that he did it on camera. Should he have been fired? Probably not. But a suspension for sure.
    I personally don’t like it when a comment, or an action is reported in social media or MSM and used to vilify someone. Like Donald Sterling being forced to sell his basketball team. Or that guy, the CEO of Mozilla who was let go for donating money to a pro traditional marriage campaign several years before.
    Yet the world is full of inconsistencies. Elizabeth May drops the F bomb and get’s off (so far) with a weak apology.
    Everybody’s favourite terrorists builds road bombs and kills an American medic and now he’s the darling of the MSM. How long before we see Omar T-Shirts right next the Che Guevara?

  • G

    This stupid arrogant bitch wailing on about disrespect for women. Oh please! People are sick to death of seeing some hairsprayed dumb ass with microphone sticking their nose into everybody’s business so they use profanity to ruin the broadcast.

    Keep ruining the. Just think of other ways to do it.

  • jzaik

    I truly don’t understand the problem here. You have drunk fans at a soccer game…..and you want to understand their psyche?

    And the news station is trying to milk this for everything. It’s gotten to the point where “WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE RAMIFICATIONS OF OUR ACTIONS AND GET ALL TOUCHY FEELY”

    Look at this boolshit:


    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Poor hothouse flowers.

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      I hope this backfires on the media, with people beginning to yell ‘Pound him in the prostate!’ instead.

      That would be funny.

    • Gary

      That’s City TV not CBC with Jian?????
      You have to be a Misogynist to get hired at the CBC .

  • jzaik

    FUCK HER IN THE PUSSY BLAZING CAT FUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • jzaik

      I”m so sorry guys. I am going to tender my resignation from my job.

      This was uncalled for and I know this degrades all women. And I humiliated the people of this blog.


      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Just go find a “journalist” and cut them in half with a shotgun; I think you’ll be fine.

    • moraywatson

      You left out “right”.

    • Heh;)

  • Gary

    For 8 years BMO has supported the PRIDE nudity by males while chidlren were their which is child abuse and borders on pedophilia, there were also two pro-hams groups in PRIDE which is a laugh because of the 2008 BMO-PRIDE policy for gays Rights and a safe workplace.
    What a joke, in Gaza at a BMO branch the hamas in power would beat that queer to death as well as in many islamic Nations BMO cater to for the blood money paid or by gays .
    I closed up any dealing with TD and BMO if if Susan G Cole supports pro-hams groups and won’t condemn ISIS or islamic misogyny.
    How stupid can she be as a jewish Lesbian feminist Westerner to be among the first ones pull in box cars for the camps to behead the enemies of allah. Don’t be shocked when pressure cooker bombs go off during PRIDE because for now the homofascists have value as useful idiots and jew-haters .

  • marty_p

    In the States everybody will go back to yelling Babba Boey.

  • simus1

    Er, the first story out was complete shity TV PC shit and has since been “rearranged”.

    The people “Snowflake” was badgering were not the original offenders, and had said nothing later to cause her any problems BEFORE SHE APPROACHED THEM.

    • andycanuck

      The “news” papers are all trying to give the false impression that the fired guy/s were the ones yelling FHRITP instead of clearly pointing out he and his companions didn’t do it. Screw them all.

  • WalterBannon

    did he identify himself as a Hydro employee when doing it, or do it while on work time, or at work?


    Then he was exercising his charter rights to be an asshole and speak his mind in the public space on his private time as a private person.

    The only reason he was even identified is because the reporter has since been stalking him in social media to track his ID down

    To all the fascists who applaud this decision to fire him, and I add that I find it hard to not want to fire any and all climate cult Hydro employees for any cause possible, I say humbug to you fascists. Humbug.

    Despite the fact that it will increase my hydro bill further, I wish him success in a massive law suit against management of Hydro.

    • andycanuck

      One correction. It’s a different reporter-ette who was calling on the cops to charge him/them and who wanted the guy/s to be outed. Avery Haines is the Twitter lyncher cited at SDA (who has a politically incorrect history of her own); and Shauna Hunt (ironic name alert!) was the offended on-site reporter-ette.

      • WalterBannon


        • andycanuck

          No prob. I thought it was the same woman at first too despite the weight difference between the one’s Twitter photo and the one on video. (I figured she just used a slimmer, earlier photo for her Twitter pic.)