Ok, I completely understand that calling someone a F!@#@T is frowned upon, and is something that a select few people will make a big deal out of. Having a homosexual sibling, I understand that this word can be something extremely detrimental. But honestly, Avery is at fault on many levels here as well. First off, we have no idea what Sean said to Wayne, quite frankly because Wayne is a true pro and things that are said in the heat of the moment on the ice should not be repeated to the media under any circumstances. Also, knowing that Sean is a same sex marriage advocate, I can confidently say that Wayne may have used that word towards Avery regardless of his stance on that subject. If it were a player other then Avery being called this word, first of all, we probably would have never heard about it because only a coward like Sean would feel the need to repeat something to the media, and second, if it was something that Avery felt so strong about, he should have settled on the ice with Wayne, plain and simple. This is a total media stunt to not only raise Seans status in the eyes of the LGBT community, but also to shine a dark light on one of his teams fiercest rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers
We are talking about SEAN AVERY here, quite possibly the most hated agitator in the game of hockey. This is the same man that was accused of calling George Laraque a "black monkey", which is documented, but im sure he still denies. He is a coward in every sense of the word, and I can GUARANTEE you that that word, although very offensive, is thrown around in almost every NHL game every single night. There are many words that are unacceptable being repeated over and over again on a nightly basis, and if we were to adress them all, and all of the different people they might offend, we would be here for days.
In no way am I trying to take away from what Simmonds said to Avery, but being that he is not a homosexual, although that word is still offensive, it should not be blown out of proportion as it has throughoutt yesterday evening, and today.
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