I’ve been an off-and-on hockey fan since the early seventies. I’ve seen many an on-ice donnybrook or two. We want to see the enforcers fight. But when it comes to a National Hockey League player hitting a girl, albeit just with words, this got a little more than two minutes for roughing.
Sean Avery finally ran out of ways to cross the line. So he invented a new one. And in one stunningly inappropriate sentence yesterday a career built on indiscretion may finally face the sort of justice he’s eluded for so long.
By now you’ve heard or seen the clip in which the Dallas Stars wart announces to a wall of reporters he wants to make a statement…
“I’m really happy to be back in Calgary, I love Canada. I just wanted to comment on how it’s become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don’t know what that’s about. But, enjoy the game tonight.”
I’m kind of torn on this one.
While this kind of smut talk isn’t good PR for any organization, especially one part of a sport consistently smarting for it’s condoned violence, there is also a free speech element being blown off.
What Avery said of Elisha Cuthbert is the epitome of tastelessness, should you be potentially banned from employment because of “sloppy seconds”?
There are Hollywood celebrities, CEO’s, politicians and activists who’ve said and done a whole lot worse and are STILL WORKING. Remember what was said about Sarah Palin.