Former NHL player Sean Avery has taken criticism for posting videos of himself harassing homeless people seemingly for fun. But as critics attacked him for the videos, Avery quibbled over the definition of the word “harassment.”
The former New York Ranger apparently took the videos in New York City and posted them to Snapchat.
The video drew heavy criticism with folks on social media wondering why a millionaire former hockey star was spending his time harassing homeless people.
For his part, Avery was unrepentant and even struck back saying he wasn’t harassing anyone by disputing how critics were using the word “harassment.”
Next time someone asks me for the time while I’m standing on the street I’m calling the police….#Harrasement
— Sean Avery (@imseanavery) July 4, 2016
Harassment (the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including THREATS and DEMANDS)
— Sean Avery (@imseanavery) July 5, 2016
Avery has displayed crude behavior many times in the past, once even being suspended back in 2008 for saying in an interview that other players who were going out with women he’d already dated were getting his “sloppy seconds.
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