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NHL: Fine Wayne Simmonds for his homophobic slur against Sean Avery

    1. Petition by

      Gloria Nieto

      San Jose, CA

Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers used a homophobic slur against Sean Avery from the New York Rangers during their game on September 26.

When other professional athletes use this unacceptable language, they are fined by their leagues. Basketball player Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000. Joakim Noah was fined $50,000. NFL player Joey Porter of the Steelers was fined $10,000 back in 2006.

The NHL must hold Wayne Simmonds accountable for this inaceptable hate speech.

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    • Mike Carner LINDSTROM, MN
      • almost 3 years ago

      Once again, Wayne S. disappoints me.

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    • Nancy A. Speed TULSA, OK
      • almost 3 years ago

      Professional Hockey Player, W. Simmonds uses homophobic slur against S. Avery for Avery standing up for same sex marriage. NO FINE AGAINST WAYNE SIMMONDS!!! Nothing - UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • J H HAVERTOWN, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This just makes me sick to my tummy. It is not OK to call someone a nigger, and it is not OK to call someone a faggot, this is 2011 people, WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

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    • Joel Newton SURREY, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm signing because the fact that this is even a subject of debate needs to change. Bigotry no matter what the circumstance will never be acceptable, and regardless of your personal feelings about homosexuals which may or may not be positive, you should be signing this petition. What he said was not okay, he clearly said it, and he should be punished for it. Had he used the N or K words, you bet he'd be fined in a heartbeat.

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      When will all the closeted athlete come on out? NFL time to stop the hate slurs bad bad bad role modeling.

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