Netizens unfortunately took advantage of the recent announcement of the Quebec Junior AAA’s Panthères de Saint-Jérôme to sugarcoat, once again, the back of Dominique Ducharme.
A position strongly denounced by Jean-Charles Lajoie in his editorial for jcMonday.
A former head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Ducharme accepted a mentoring role with the Panthers’ coaching staff.
“We can read atrocities like: ‘Ducharme, can’t train anywhere anymore, goes back to junior AAA’, ‘no one wants Dominique Ducharme anymore, things are going so bad he found himself in junior AAA’, ‘Ducharme was rotten’ Very with Canadian, burnt all over, it’s over.” I think we have here the darker and worse side of social networking. I actually find this disgusting. I worry about the direction our society is going.”
In fact, Ducharme simply, with a good heart, agrees to offer some advice to the Panthers coaches.
“He agreed to lend a hand, to teach, to share his knowledge with those who follow in his footsteps, after 10 to 15 years,” explains Jean-Charles. Ducharme mentored a group of young coaches, among whom was his son Xavier.
“Ducharme gives of himself,” Jean-Charles explained. It simply gives back. This is not what we would call a return to service or a search for a new job in the strict sense of the word.
Watch Jean-Charles Lajoie’s editorial in the video above.
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