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Avery Rules

Posted: October 5, 2011 by Keith Stone in hockey, NHL, Rangers, Sean Avery

Sean Avery was waived by the Rangers yesterday. He had a tumultuous and controversial two stints with the Blueshirts spanning five seasons, but will definitely go down as one of the most memorable players in team history. He could be an asshole one day, then stand up for gay rights the next, all while looking stylish and checking out women’s handbags. I’ll miss him. Here’s some Avery highlights from the 2008 Playoffs to remember him by.

Sean Avery’s recent PSA for marriage equality has raised quite a stir. First, it drew criticism from Todd Reynolds, an NHL agent, who tweeted, “Very sad to read Sean Avery’s misguided support of same-gender ‘marriage.’ Legal or not, it will always be wrong.” Rogers SportsNet broadcaster Damian Goddard then added, “I completely and whole-heartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage” for his his 500-or-so followers. A few hours later he was fired.

It shocks me that people would publicly comment so negatively about Avery’s PSA. Right or wrong, it’s a pretty innocuous 30 seconds. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but what kind of idiot involved with a mainstream entity like the NHL puts it online like that? What did this assclown expect? As for Reynolds, I’m sure anti-gay comments are really going to be great for his business. He represents Mike Fisher, who’s married to Carrie Underwood. She’s really going to want to be associated with him. Look guys, if gay dudes and ladies want to get married, is it really going to ruin your life? The only thing that will ruin your life is posting stupid, ignorant comments on Twitter. Mind your own fucking business.