Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Avery Suspended For Misogyny

When villains with no shame provide themselves with attention-grabbing stunts, there is no depth as to which it ends. Sean Avery may be a lot of things, but we can add misogynistic to this list.
The Stars super-pest was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Tuesday for conduct "detrimental to the league or game of hockey." The league imposed the ban "following inappropriate public comments, not pertaining to the game made by Avery earlier (Tuesday)."
The NHL Commish, Garry Bettman, has suspended Avery for making public comments to the media about his opponents in Calgary. He labeled Flames captain Jerome Iginla as someone "who nobody cares about" and continued to infuriate with
"I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds."
Avery is referring to his ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert who continues to stay romantically linked to other NHL players.

The comments were intended to inflame, so I am not going to get too upset about it, but I am glad that Bettman and the the Dallas Stars have agreed with me.
The Stars were so shocked by their own player's conduct that they publicly supported the suspension.
But shockingly, there are some fans who will argue that Bettman's handling of the situation only raises more questions. Chris Wassel, of The Program blog, wrote a stunning defense for Avery citing censorship will soon purify the NHL into a "No Harassment League" spoiling the fun.
how does "sloppy seconds" adversely effect the game of hockey?
Fans like Chris Wassel don't see the bigger picture of upholding the dignity of the sport and league. Where the NHL is constantly fighting off barrages of attacks from the drive-by mainstream media, this actually makes the league look good to the feminist fans. It's doubtful that the NHL will continue a crusade against taunting. They would have done it by now.

[Via: The Program & The Hockey News]
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