Calls grows to rename Lou Marsh Trophy due to his legacy of racism, anti-Semitism

From Global News.

For 85 years, the Lou Marsh Trophy, named after the sports journalist, has been awarded to Canada’s top athletes, recognizing their impressive achievements.

But while Marsh may be regarded by some as a sports writing pioneer, his work also relied on harmful tropes and openly stoked the fires of racism in the early 1900s.

When Marsh died in 1936, the Toronto Star dedicated four pages to its former sports editor. The stories spoke of him as "fearless", "ever fair", and "respected" – all but ignoring the racist comments and epithets which laced his columns.

As Mike Drolet reports, calls are growing to rename the prestigious trophy, due to Marsh’s long history of discrimination.

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