First, the league, the players, and everyone involved in the 'incident' denounced it, including Avery.
Second, hearing what some players have said, i doubt it wouldve been 'no problem'
I think the criticism he received from fellow players had a lot more to do with him being Sean Avery than anything. Not to say that people would have rushed to his defense were he some average Joe Third Line, but he's without question the most unpopular player in the league.
I mean phaneuf is one of their better players so I dont see why people are against the chant as it is trying to get under his skin. How about we focus our efforts on ending the booing of our own players, i.e. Rosival which I think is much more childish.
Sean Avery hates all of you and would just call you annoying or stupid.
so don't think that you accomplished something great by chanting this. but by the same token...don't think you are a good person because you think its "childish" you don't like it....go to the WaMu Theater and take in an evening of Elton John.
but I suppose Homo Larry chants would fit in well there. i give up.