North Delta hockey coach fired for Nazi obsession on Facebook
Christopher Maximilian Sandau, 33, has been fired from his coaching position in North Delta minor hockey after parents found Facebook postings promoting Nazi propaganda. (Photo: Facebook)
This story has been brought to our attention by a Man has lost his job because of his political beliefs. Not only that, but was not even expressing his opinion at his place of work, or influencing his pupils with his knowledge of historical facts. What we have here is the “Thought Police” and “Political Correctness” destroying the fabric of a creative society, free speech and free thought. Without that, you may as well accept we are living under a Communist Regime!
NORTH DELTA — A North Delta minor hockey coach has been fired for posting Nazi propaganda to his Facebook page.
“You can't be a Nazi and coach kids hockey,” said one concerned parent.
The North Delta Minor Hockey Association fired Christopher Maximilian Sandau, 33, from its rep hockey program on Saturday (Nov. 1) after receiving information about “disturbing” public social media posts.
“The posts contained extreme and objectionable material believed to be incompatible with an important purpose of our minor hockey association — to promote and encourage good citizenship,” Anita Cairney, president of the NDMH, said in a prepared statement.
“The NDMHA requires that our coaches present themselves as positive role models for our children athletes,” she added. Cairney said the association's board of directors voted to “relieve this coach of all association” with the NDMHA effective Nov. 1, and that alternate coaching arrangements have been put in place.
She said parents of the children on both teams have been informed of the firing and the board's legal counsel has advised them to make no further comment.
Sandau's Facebook page is largely a shrine to Adolf Hitler and Nazism. Included is a swastika over which Sandau wrote “may god be with us and the truth prevail,” another swastika with the message “If this flag offends you you need a history lesson,” and a photoshopped image of an astronaut standing on the moon, doing a “sieg heil” salute to a Nazi flag.
There's a photo of Hitler, with the message “Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told,” and many other postings of similar subject matter that were still on his Facebook page at deadline Wednesday morning.
The Langley resident had been coaching players Grades 6 to 9.
“It really was my livelihood. Hockey has been my life,” he told the Now after being fired. “My view on the history basically got me canned. A lot of people have no idea about the other side of the story.”
Sandau said he realizes his views are controversial.
“I get it, it's a really touchy subject,” he said.
Still, he doesn't think it was fair that he was fired.
“I wasn't trying to impose this knowledge on anybody.”
Sandau said that from the second he arrived at the arena parking lot to leaving it after a hockey practice or game, he never breathed a word about Nazism.
“The whole time I was coaching with these kids and interacting with the kids, my focus was only hockey.”
Asked if he's a Nazi, Sandau replied, “To me that is a derogatory term.” He said he's not a skinhead or a member of any political organization. “I'm just an individual. I'm on my own,” he said.
He likened his interests to scholarly pursuit. “I'm a big history buff.”
Sandau's Facebook profile shows him holding a Canadian passport. Asked if he thinks Canada should have a Nazi government, he replied, “Do I think Canada should be rolling out with swastikas? That's pretty tough…”
Sandau said he played professional hockey in Germany and has visited the memorial sites of concentration camps like Dachau. As for the Holocaust, Sandau maintains, “There is no such plan, there was no idea.”
He claims the prisoners shown in newsreels were bald because of a “brutal lice infestation” and emaciated from disease. “These people died from typhus. The Germans were actually doing their best to save these people.
“These people were not that evil as we're told.”
As for his thoughts approaching Remembrance Day, he noted his mother was born in England. “I've lost people on both sides. I feel for everybody, right.”
© Surrey Now
UPDATED 14th Nov 2014: Christopher Sandau Testifies in his Own Defence to Bogus ‘Neo-Nazi' Claims
Published on Nov 14, 2014
A 33 year old Canadian man was falsely accused of being a “Neo-Nazi” and fired from his position as a paid Minor Hockey Coach in North Delta, BC, Canada in early November, 2014. He was never charged with any crime, but was vilified in the media locally and nationally, defamed by unscrupulous reporters looking for an easy target to bait and to smear for a sensational headline story.
In this video, filmed on November 11th, 2014., Christopher provides his own testimony as to what happened regarding his firing, while being interviewed in private by a group of concerned citizens who had never met him before, but who are concerned with his plight, and with the power of a very biased media.
This could have a life long impact for Chris. The decision to fire him must be challenged and the media must be held to account for their reckless and callous actions. They are counting on no one defending this man. Let's prove them wrong. Let's not let them get away with it, or they will keep on doing it.
There are always two sides to every story. Why does the media not want you to hear it? This man has his side to tell, and we Germans have ours to tell. We are now telling it, and we intend to hold liars and allied war criminals to account.
If the world wants peace, it needs to finally learn the truths that have been withheld, however uncomfortable they may be.
Who is it that doesn't want you to know or to even question, and why? What agenda is served by withholding the facts? Who benefits?
Not the common people who want to live in freedom and in peace!