David Simms is an executive for the Sheffield Steelers for the Elite Ice Hockey League in the U.K., and also the team’s PA announcer. At a game last Saturday, they fired up the kiss-cam — which, as an arena gimmick, is more trouble than it’s worth — and the camera panned by two men kissing. (Simms claims it was “two lads joking around.”)
Simms said the following:
“That’s disgusting! Security, get rid of them!”
And a happy Hockey Is For Everyone month to you, sir.
Simms was roasted for this homophobic comment by fans in England and around the world. A fan petition was started asking for “acceptable action” to be taken over the incident.
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