Hockey player Cam Janssen is walking back comments he made on an internet radio show.
As reported by Outsports, Janssen appeared on the Thom & Jeff Show. The New Jersey Devil had no love for Los Angeles. Citizens of the US western city were described as 'weirdos' and living 'on a different planet.' He described the Los Angeles Kings, the team that beat the Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals, as 'fat broads' Janssen added that a player who might considered gay should expect to be beat up.
Janssen released an apology.
'I would like to apologize for my poor choice of language. The tone of the interview was very casual and off-color, and I lost focus on what is and is not acceptable and professional. I am deeply sorry to anyone who was offended by my language. Moving forward, I hope to eliminate that type of language from my vocabulary. I would also like to take this chance to express my support for the work the You Can Play project is doing, and for the gay community in general.'
An increasing number of hockey players have been doing work for the You Can Play project. According to the group's website it's committed 'to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation.'
Tommy Wingels, forward to the San Jose Sharks, represented YCP in last month's Chicago Pride. Below is his YCP video.