NHL Player Who Celebrated After Punching Someone Shouldn't Apologize

hockeyThe only thing worse than an aggro athlete getting into a fight in the middle of a game is an aggro athlete offering a jank, half-hearted, bull s**t apology afterwards. Such as in the case of Arron Asham, the Pittsburgh Penguin who performed the evolved act of punching Jay Beagle of the Washington Capitals twice in the face, leaving him bloodied, dazed, and eventually forced to yank his own tooth out.

See, Asham didn't just knock a fellow hockey player out. He was proud of the fact that he knocked a fellow hockey player out. So proud that afterwards he skated a victory lap and mimed someone "going to sleep."

So yeah, you can take your perfunctory, damage-control apology and shove it, Asham. 'Cause I'm not buyin' what you're sellin'.

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After receiving lots o' criticism for his tacky, barbaric antics, Asham had this to say:

It's unfortunate the way the fight ended. I obviously want to win but I don't want to go out there and hurt anyone. My gestures after it was done … I was into the game. It was uncalled for, classless on my part. I think that those guys over there know that I'm not that kind of guy to be going off.

Okay, "don't want to go out there and hurt anyone"? What did you expect would happen when you punched someone in the face? Twice? So hard that it knocked him out? I call bull. And as far as I'm concerned, a pseudo-apology for his "gestures" afterwards is 100% pointless. Because, well, I don't think anybody capable of doing something so obnoxious and crass is equipped with the ability to feel sorry. I think they're only equipped with the ability to be a douche bag. So, why on earth would we ever believe them?

Do you think Asham's apology was genuine?

 

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