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GLAAD contact Flyers, NHL about anti-gay slur

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has contacted both the NHL and the Philadelphia Flyers about taking action on the incident in last night's Rangers-Flyers game between Wayne Simmonds and Sean Avery.

GLAAD released the following statement:

"Hate speech and anti-gay slurs have no place on the ice rink," said GLAAD Acting President Mike Thompson. "The word that Simmonds used is the same word that is hurled at LGBT youth on the playground and in our schools, creating a climate of intolerance and hostility. He should not only apologize for this anti-gay outburst, but the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL have a responsibility to take action and educate their fans about why this word is unacceptable."