Avery’s a Racist…Oh Wait, Nevermind

averyruletshirtIn an interview with Sports.ru, former Ranger Alex Frolov had this to say about former teammate Sean Avery’s antics (Translation from Pro Hockey Talk)…

Q: Why does everyone hate him?

AF: It’s not hate, it’s… He has a specific role, he is a pretty unique man and he likes to do, let’s say, extravagant things. Sometimes they’d be bordering on the forbidden. He isn’t a fool. Lately he has become calmer, smarter. Before he’d get swept away with emotions and do something stupid. To mention each and every one of his stunts… Something always happens around him, it’s a part of his job. He needs to be talked about. He loves it, he feels at home in the spotlight. Sometimes he called opponents “black monkeys.” He did a lot of things, I can’t remember all of them.

Back in 2005 when Avery was with the Kings, then Edmonton Oilers enforcer Georges Laraque accused Avery of calling him a “monkey” to incite him into action. Avery said that Laraque made the whole thing up.

However, after this story broke yesterday, Frolov told Jesse Spector at the Daily News that the Russian interview misquoted him and denied saying Sean Avery used racial slurs.

“I never heard him call anyone anything like that,” Frolov told The News. “Russian journalists, they were asking about him, and sometimes he could say something stupid, especially in the past. He’s not a bad person. He’s a good guy. … I didn’t try to say anything bad about Aves or say that he was trying to say something bad about anyone else.”

…just a very bizarre story yesterday. I’m going to believe Frolov and assume something just got lost in translation.

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Avery’s a Racist…Oh Wait, Nevermind

averyruletshirtIn an interview with Sports.ru, former Ranger Alex Frolov had this to say about former teammate Sean Avery’s antics (Translation from Pro Hockey Talk)…

Q: Why does everyone hate him?

AF: It’s not hate, it’s… He has a specific role, he is a pretty unique man and he likes to do, let’s say, extravagant things. Sometimes they’d be bordering on the forbidden. He isn’t a fool. Lately he has become calmer, smarter. Before he’d get swept away with emotions and do something stupid. To mention each and every one of his stunts… Something always happens around him, it’s a part of his job. He needs to be talked about. He loves it, he feels at home in the spotlight. Sometimes he called opponents “black monkeys.” He did a lot of things, I can’t remember all of them.

Back in 2005 when Avery was with the Kings, then Edmonton Oilers enforcer Georges Laraque accused Avery of calling him a “monkey” to incite him into action. Avery said that Laraque made the whole thing up.

However, after this story broke yesterday, Frolov told Jesse Spector at the Daily News that the Russian interview misquoted him and denied saying Sean Avery used racial slurs.

“I never heard him call anyone anything like that,” Frolov told The News. “Russian journalists, they were asking about him, and sometimes he could say something stupid, especially in the past. He’s not a bad person. He’s a good guy. … I didn’t try to say anything bad about Aves or say that he was trying to say something bad about anyone else.”

…just a very bizarre story yesterday. I’m going to believe Frolov and assume something just got lost in translation.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

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If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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