Ladies and gentlemen, this is a rant.
In the latest of what seems like the most trivial NHL pre-season ever, news surfaced Monday night that Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds called New York Rangers pest Sean Avery a derogatory name following an on ice scuffle. Yes folks, one young man called a slightly older young man a bad word. I’m still gathering myself.
In case you didn’t click the link above, Simmonds allegedly called Avery a “Faggot.”
I’m not one to make assumptions, but I’m pretty sure it’s the first time something like this has ever happened.