September 23, 2011 6:33 am

Reaction to Wayne Simmonds’ alleged homophobic slur; banana throwing incident

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Wayne Simmonds is in the spotlight, once again.

On Wednesday, police charged a 26-year-old man over an apparent racial incident in which a banana was thrown on the ice at a black player during an NHL pre-season game last Thursday.

Police say Chris Moorhouse of London, Ont., has been served a summons for engaging in a prohibited activity under the provincial trespassing act.

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In an unrelated incident, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is also calling for Simmonds to apologize for uttering a slur towards Sean Avery of the New York Rangers.

Simmonds was not suspended by the league for an anti-gay remark made during a pre-season game Monday night that Avery confirmed and Simmonds didn’t deny saying.

Here’s how social media is reacting to the incidents. 

 

– With files from The Canadian Press 

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