Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 10/29/12
Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds started off the lockout by playing in Germany, but soon moved on to play in the Czech Republic for Liberec of the Czech Extraliga.  During a game against Chomutov, after a fight/scrum that Simmonds was involved in, the crowd began to chant “opice.”  Opice, when translated to English, means monkey.This unfortunately is not the first time that Simmonds has had to deal with these disgusting antics.  When he was playing in an exhibition game in London, Ontario last year, a fan threw a banana peel at him during his shootout attempt.  Thankfully, Simmonds is a much bigger person than the fans that attend hockey games and says that he lets this stuff “roll off his back” and he “tries not to think about it.”It’s a shame that in this day and age that people can be so thoughtless and brutal, and if you’re up for, it you can see the video of what happened here.A letter of apology was sent on Monday directly to Wayne Simmonds from the Chomutov Club.Both teams
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