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The One That Got Away? Bettman Dismisses Idea That "Katy Perry" Chants Are Sexist

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 15

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Friday indicated that he "has no issue" with Jets fans' chants that compared Ducks RW Corey Perry to pop star Katy Perry, according to John Wawrow of the AP. Bettman said, "I don't think taunting chants at players on the other side of the ice, assuming...

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