Campbell issues statement on Flyers-Rangers flap; Simmonds, Avery unpunished

It was only a matter of time, that the maelstrom of reaction from all sides today, crossed with some very stern words from GLAAD, caused a lengthy response from the National Hockey League. NHL discipline czar Emeritus, Colin Campbell, issued a statement this evening regarding an  incident  during  Monday night’s preseason contest  between Rangers forward  Sean Avery (Caucasian-Canadian) and Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds (African-Canadian). Allegedly,  anti-gay and  racial slurs  were exchanged  in heated  discussions between both players. Campbell’s  statement said  the league has looked into the allegations but has not  been able  to substantiate what was  said and by whom. …