Mar 06

Puck Daddy: Homophobic kiss-cam joke sparks outrage in U.K. hockey league

Blog word.
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.