Here's Andrew Ference telling Habs fans how he really feels after scoring a goal during Boston's Game Four win. The goal that inspired giving the CBC camera the the bird cut Boston's deficit to 3-2 in the second period. The series is tied 2-2 after Boston's 5-4 win in an extra period. However he seems to regret (and jokingly deny) giving the gesture to the country of his birth. Here's what he told ESPN:
"It looks awful; I just saw it," he said of the replay. "I can assure you that's not part of my repertoire. I think my glove got caught up. I can assure you that's not part of who I am or what I ever have been. It looks awful. I admit it and I completely apologize to how it looks. I was putting my fist in the air. I'm sorry. It does look awful. I don't know what else to say."
"Honestly, I have no idea," he said. "It looks really bad. All I can do is tell you the truth, and that's the truth. I totally agree it looks bad. I can assure you that's not who I am or ever will be. I was pumping my fist in the air. I don't score too many goals and that's about all I have in my [celebration] repertoire."
Hmm. Sure doesn't look like your glove "got caught up" or that you're doing a fist pump, but nice try at saving face. Hats off for a bold move and getting caught up in the heat of the moment. Some things are worth the fine. Video of Ference's celebratory eeff off after the jump.
Hat Tip: Ted Williams Head