It's absurd that anyone would take offense to him simply saying he's happy to be back where he would normally have been playing. What was he supposed to say? "No, I was hoping for a full season lockout"?
There is zero reason for the fanbase to be divided over something as innocent as a comment like that.
Crap, I went to go log in to my fake account to go see my chat conversations with him, but it asked for my birthday as a security measure and I don't know what I put (neither mine, Anton's, or Joni's works...)