Former hockey player Sean Avery was in Manhattan court on Monday for allegedly bashing a car that was blocking a bike lane — and he’s now turned his infamous ire on the New York Post.
After the hotheaded ex-Rangers star appeared to answer a criminal mischief ticket for allegedly hitting a car door with his scooter, a Post reporter caught up with him outside the courthouse to ask some questions about the case.
While Avery answered politely — oddly likening himself to the “Braveheart” of city cyclists’ rights — he later seemed to resent the exchange.
He posted a video of the journalist to his Instagram account and said in a separate clip, “That bumbling [reporter] . . . I don’t even know what that was. That’s what they do to people.”
He added, “I’m going to make a circus out of this whole thing. I’m going to get so many Instagram followers off of this. I mean, thank you New York Post!”
Avery, 39, was arraigned on a desk appearance ticket on one count of criminal mischief for allegedly hitting a motorist’s side door with his scooter Feb. 23 at East Eighth Street and Broadway.
He showed up without a lawyer and was provided a free court-appointed attorney.
He’s due back in court July 5. If convicted, he faces up to one year in jail.
Avery is known for his temper: He was arrested days before his 2015 wedding for allegedly throwing rocks at cars, stormed off the set of an off-Broadway show in 2014 when he had a meltdown over an assistant offering him pizza, and threw a Twitter tantrum against a homeless advocate in 2016.
In 2017, he got into an argument with a pedestrian while riding his bike on the sidewalk, Page Six reported, calling the pedestrian a “little bitch” before riding off.
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