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NHL says it won't take action against Simmonds or Avery
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09-27-2011, 11:17 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
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Garbage..this league is becoming oversensitive. Like a ref is on record as saying..he hears that word 2-3 times a game. I'd love to see the league prove that Simmonds used that term in a "hate" context just because Avery has an affiliation with gay rights etc. A banana flung at you or being called the N word is a bit more self-evident I would say...
The "f" word is hate speech the same way the "n" word is. I agree that ultimately this is something said all of the time so I am not going to judge Simmonds personally for using something that is part of the locker room culture, but at the same time it shouldn't be a part of the locker room culture. Bashing gays shouldn't be any more acceptable than bashing black people.
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