I don’t know Rachel Homan, I’ve only met her once.
What I do know is that Rachel Homan is one of this country’s best skips. From 2013 to 2017, Homan led teams to three Scotties Tournament of Hearts titles in five years.
Homan finds herself at the centre of controversy at the Pyeongchang Games after removing a Danish burnt stone in the fifth end of play on Friday. If contact with a stone is made, but contact doesn’t influence play, the general rule is that the stone stays. It is the call of the non-offending team, however.
Homan, without hesitation, took it upon herself to remove the stone from the house.
Television analyst Joan McCusker was quick to respond today by saying the rock should have been left in play.
McCusker, who is a decorated Canadian and world champion, followed up by saying “it doesn’t look good on you.”
On the 20th anniversary of Sandra Schmirler’s gold medal victory in Nagano, Homan should listen to the advice of Sandra’s longtime second when it comes to respecting the opponent and the game.