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

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

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

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

bestieverhad xo : i got second hand embarrassment watching this

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.

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.

Hasa92 : Just more proof of the Mandela effect, It seems that in Bernier's universe Mandela was a pro athlete. 🤣

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

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

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

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

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"!!!!!!

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."

Jimbo : embarrassing

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)

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

ToastAndCereal9921 : LMFAOOOO

Sam Walters : Oh my goodness, that was SO hard to watch. I was squirming for him. It's ok to say "I don't know"...but if you don't know who he is, you really shouldn't be at an event celebrating his life and marking the anniversary of his death.  Also...who doesn't know who Nelson Mandela was?! Saying "English isn't his first language" isn't an excuse. Mr. Mandela's name is the same in English as any other language...

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

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

Kevin Chen : i wouldn't judge bernier for living under a rock i mean there are people who lived in toronto their whole lives that never heard about rob ford but he could have asked who mandela was instead of pretending to know who he was

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

Matthew Cassar : What the hell is on his head

Martial Artist : Mandela played goalie for the Canadians. Isn't it a well known fact?

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

sam satkunanathan : did u notice the skipped part there they could of talk about Nelson Mandela and some one else

Deine Mutter : Who is that

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.

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!

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. 

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

GottiBoyz14 : I hate when people fake intelligence. You look like a goomba in the end.

hameed : IQ of the average NHL  fan right there

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.

Qandil kakka : Same one should told hem right there ...

Whitecloud 94 : I have his rookie card. Mandela is gonna make me rich.

AlfieLP : When you didn't study for an exam

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 . . .

Lauckness Monster : Poor Bernier, he apparently isn't well versed in the world of politics.  I can tell you this, he will know more about Nelson Mendela than the average Canadian after this, he won't want to relive this embarrassment again:)

C. Crowley : Wow. This guy was too busy doing shower tricks during minor hockey tournaments to have the time to read about things like Nelson Mandela. He also was sad he never got to meet Abraham Lincoln, of course named after the car.

Gamer Hex : Just say you don’t know jeez, he was that influential or important.

joe25 : faiiilllll

Aaron Lazare : ..sigh..