Avery Would Welcome Gay Player

averyfashionChris Stevenson at the Toronto Sun reports that Sean Avery is willing to support a hockey player who might feel intimidated by the decision to openly declare his sexual orientation…

“If there’s a kid in Canada or wherever, who is playing and really loves the game and wants to keep playing but he’s worried about coming out, I’d tell him to pick up the phone and call (NHLPA executive director) Donald Fehr and tell him to book me a (plane) ticket.

“I’ll stand beside him in the dressing room while he tells his teammates he is gay. Maybe if Sean Avery is there, they would have less of a problem with it.”

…with Avery being such a fashion buff you would think he’s gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

…in all seriousness, I’ve got to say I’m shocked that a major sports figure hasn’t come out yet. I really do think society is more than ready to embrace a gay sports figure. Will there be some idiots during games giving the player the business? Sure. But I can’t imagine that every player on that guy’s team wouldn’t be ready to come to his aid. And I’m positive once that player makes a big play or helps win a champioship no one will care what his sexual orientation is.

…i give Avery major props for his statements.

…h/t to reader Erica.

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Avery Would Welcome Gay Player

averyfashionChris Stevenson at the Toronto Sun reports that Sean Avery is willing to support a hockey player who might feel intimidated by the decision to openly declare his sexual orientation…

“If there’s a kid in Canada or wherever, who is playing and really loves the game and wants to keep playing but he’s worried about coming out, I’d tell him to pick up the phone and call (NHLPA executive director) Donald Fehr and tell him to book me a (plane) ticket.

“I’ll stand beside him in the dressing room while he tells his teammates he is gay. Maybe if Sean Avery is there, they would have less of a problem with it.”

…with Avery being such a fashion buff you would think he’s gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

…in all seriousness, I’ve got to say I’m shocked that a major sports figure hasn’t come out yet. I really do think society is more than ready to embrace a gay sports figure. Will there be some idiots during games giving the player the business? Sure. But I can’t imagine that every player on that guy’s team wouldn’t be ready to come to his aid. And I’m positive once that player makes a big play or helps win a champioship no one will care what his sexual orientation is.

…i give Avery major props for his statements.

…h/t to reader Erica.

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

Kevin

About Kevin

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

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