Leafs Bernier calls Nelson Mandela one of the most known athletes

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Matthew Russell : Mandela was definitely a star player, but nothing will ever top Dr. Martin Luthor King's 100 point game. Such an inspiration

Doug M : I wish I knew the kind of person Mandela was on the ice. Bernier seems super clued in.

Fox : He still managed to talk about it for 1m25 ! 

Dexterr Morgan : Anyone remember the 1999.5 final where Mandela scored a hat trick against the Hartford Whalers? What a game, i was 5 years old then.

Sting : I wonder how bad his teammates ribbed him when they saw this

Duroy steadman : I enjoyed watching nelson Mandela play ice hockey while I was growing up His play on the ice motivated me to become the 3 time NBA MVP lol

bestieverhad xo : i got second hand embarrassment watching this

spyne1000 : He's nervous (deer in the headlamps look), standing in front of a camera and a bunch of people, and English isn't his first language (I've heard him give some awful interviews before). He may not have the greatest idea of who Nelson Mandela was (and to be fair, he was involved with sports), but give him a bit of a break. And if nothing else, at least now he'll definitely remember who Mandela was.

MM12MM3444 : Another great sportsman was Mahatma Gandhi, he played for the Toronto Blue Jays.

J gutes : Bernier has other talents. Such as he can smell the colour 9.

Jimbo : embarrassing

Julien Lefebvre : People should just calm the hell down with that ish. Not everybody is erudite enough to know that Mandela was one of the best wrestlers of all time.

Kevin Phelps : the fact that people are treating MAndela as a HERO means they know as much about him as THIS hockey player 

That One Guy from the Old Spice Commercial Who's Always Moving From Scene to Scene : I thought he was being serious at first, because Nelson Mandela was once a boxer back in his day. But then he said on and off the ice, and I was like "oh."

Chadlaking : Who in the world is he actually talking about. It's obvious that he misheard the name...but I can't think of who is referring to.

Zee S : nelson mandela was a TRIPLE DOUBLE MACHINE!!!

I.P. Knightly : I think he just confused Nelson Mandela with Jean Beliveau. And who the hell hasn't done that at least once?

Mmala Mokone : 'In my client's defense your honor, Nelson Mandela was indeed an athlete, a boxer to be precise.' *finds picture of Mandela wearing boxing gloves (on google), presents as evidence. Case dismissed. (Every lawyer ever)

Hambo Moyo : Madiba's passing is underrated, if hat tricks were recorded back then he would be all-time leader easy.

ToastAndCereal9921 : LMFAOOOO

2COKEMAN : Ya, but if he was any smarter he wouldn't be playing for the leafs!

Seekryt Weapon : #Epicfail

GTAGamer : He's one heck of a goalie I can tell you that. .923 save % last year and an equally impressive .921 save % this season. Next he will say Jesus was his favourite golfer growing up and posts a 60 save shutout. Love the guy!

Doug Barrier : Easily the worst haircut I have ever seen.

Griffin de Melo : This is one of the most cringest things I've seen

luis freitas : Mandela was awesome! It's to bad he never scored a goal.

Matthew Cassar : What the hell is on his head

Dr. Complex : 0:18, it was at this moment, he knew he f**ked up.

99DaNtEmAN23 : I don't know who Mandela is either.. who really gives a shit, yall need to relax. He's a pro hockey player not a historian. 

hameed : IQ of the average NHL  fan right there

tulllguy : why the hell would he know or care who Mandela is? I don't.

Susan McLaughlin : It is profoundly disrespectful to go to a charitable event and not even know anything about what the event is about.His handlers should school him before he goes out in public again. Youth and inexperience is not an excuse for rambling on.  It is better to be quiet and thought the fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Enferno Knight : Much like Bernier, Mandela had no impact on my life at all. I do know who Mandela was and really, unless you are from South Africa, who cares.

Chimmy Chonga : Excruciating to watch. Truly. First 20 seconds hilarious. Next 20 uncomfortable. Last 20 you're yelling at the screen "make it stop, PLEASE make it stop"!!!!!!

TYLER OHM : What do you expect from a Leaf. This is the brightest guy they have. Hands down.

AHI : Its easily forgivable that he doesn't know who Nelson Mandela is. The problem is that he's at an event celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela and he's stepping in front of cameras like he's on the board.  If you don't know why you're at and event just lay low, smile and keep it moving.  Why fake it and look stupid.

drdave2468 : Haha what an idiot!

K B O Leather : Pathetic

valeheight : This is what I think when someone tells me "I play sports"

Aaron Lazare : ..sigh..

nickwick35 : You would think before he went to this that he would do 5 minutes of research lol

Walter Wilkins : It's too hard to look at this - yet I can't turn away! Bernier should have at least acknowledged Mandela winning the Hart Trophy, never mind the Lady Byng! What a gaff . . .

little star : maybe he misheard and thought the interviewer was talking about nelson emerson?

Head Jyve : Lololol

Petertunes : Why are some people too scared to say they don't know who someone is

carpetburn : Sometimes hockey players are so lucky they can play this sport

Lucas A : "Everyone knows him"  Well almost everyone

OwYouMoron : Nelso is definitely a first-round HOF'er, but he never got a ring...

Res Judicata : Yeah and Obama was a Nobel Prize Laureate. LOL

SpenceDangles : THE CRINGE