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.
lets be honest here how is this even credible.. lets say its true then who did he call that??? I dont wanna sound racist but that ocmment would affect how many NHL players?? the STewarts >>I know for sure that hasnt happened as theyd both knock him out.. Laraque? well he said ti but he also blamed the Rangers for Booguards death,,, Iggy >> we'd know it once again and so would Avery.. Brashear.. maybe ..but again we'd know it ..cant recall a fight between them... the list is unfortunately not long of NHl players who are black so this whole thing seems like abnother lets hate on Avery parade.. yet abother reason we need to get rid of him.. for some reason everyne loves to hate this guy... he cant even support gays without getting hated on for crying out loud...
Would it really surprise anybody if he did say it? He's an agitator, it's not like he pisses people off by saying stuff that's not "off color". I'd have a problem if he was saying it to fans or people on the street, but IMO I'd expect that and much worse to be said during trash talk. I've heard worse and I don't play a professional sport
@PuckCentral I wouldn't be surprised at all but I think I'd be more pissed at Frolov for being a rat.