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Toronto Broadcaster Fired For Comments On Sean Avery Debate

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Don’t mess with the glasses (hockeychump.com)

Rogers Sportsnet cut ties with Damien Goddard, a host on Rogers Sportnet, after he tweeted his support for Todd Reynolds’ comments about being disappointed in Avery for supporting gay marriage. For those unfamiliar, the Rogers is one of the biggest communications companies in Canada, and more or less Ontario’s equivalent of Cablevision.

“I completely and whole-heartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage.”

Apparently, Rogers Sportsnet almost immediately tweeted themselves that they didn’t support that notion. Today, they decided to fire him. For all of the people that have underplayed what Avery did, saying it was an “obvious endorsement” like endorsing finding a cure for cancer or anything that is universally supported, there seems to be a decent amount of disagreement, and between the reception that Todd Reynolds got as well as Rogers firing someone for having those feelings, it’s pretty clear that he’s sparked the debate and enhanced the movement.

What is it with Avery and the Toronto media? They just never seem to get along. Who can forget when Howard Berger invented Sean Avery’s comments about Jason Blake’s cancer?

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