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Andrew Ference denies giving Canadiens fans ‘the finger’

04.21.11 at 11:02 pm ET

MONTREAL — Following their Game 4 win over the Canadiens, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference denied any intention of making an obscene gesture at Habs fans following his second-period goal. Following his tally, which at the time made it a 3-2 game, the veteran was caught on camera giving the middle finger to the crowd.

“Coach just showed me it, and it looks awful,” Ference said following the win. “I just saw it and I can assure you that’s not part of my repertoire. I don’t know if my glove got caught up. I can assure you, that’s not part of who I am or what I ever have been. So it looks awful, I admit it, I completely apologize to how it looks. You guys have covered me long enough to know that that’s not part of my repertoire.

“I was putting my fist in the air,” he added. “I’m sorry it does look awful. I just saw it.”

Ference can be fined up to $2,500 for the gesture.

“Honestly, I have no idea,” he said of whether he’ll pay for it. “It looks really bad, but all I can do is tell you the truth and that’s the truth.”

Coach Claude Julien said in his postgame press conference that he had not seen the play.

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