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ESPN's Steele cuts off Arcade Fire's Butler when Canadian musician talks politics

Team Canada's Win Butler of Arcade Fire (right) holds the MVP trophy as he is interviewed by ESPN's Sage Steele following the NBA celebrity All-Star game in Toronto on Friday, February 12, 2016.
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February 13, 2016 - 1:00 PM

TORONTO - Arcade Fire singer Win Butler and ESPN reporter Sage Steele had an awkward moment on Friday night, Feb. 12, at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game after the Canadian musician was named the game's MVP.

Steele asked Butler for comment on the MVP award and the game, but he took the opportunity to speak about the American Presidential election.

"I just want to say, as an election year in the U.S.," said Butler before music began to play over him. "The U.S. has a lot they can learn from Canada, health care, taking care of people"

Before he could continue Steele cut Butler off, saying "We're talking about celebrity stuff, not politics."

Butler, who was instrumental in Canada's 74-64 victory, keyed an 8-0 run that put Canada ahead 20-15 in the early going. He finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds.

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