Brown saw where four spectators were escorted out of United Center after taunting Smith-Pelly with chants of "basketball, basketball, basketball" as the winger sat in the penalty box after a fight with the Blackhawks'Connor Murphy. A game official reportedly notified security, and the fans were removed from the arena. It's just a few ignorant people being idiots, that's it. ...
Racist fans are in every sport, but the National Hockey League, which has just 30 Black players, has a persistent problem. "We're at a time we can't brush it under the rug". He also has played for Anaheim, Montreal and New Jersey.
"We've had this conversation before", said Smith-Pelly, who is from Toronto.
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., "I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality..."
Barry Trotz calls fans' racist taunts at Devante Smith-Pelly 'disgusting'
It is times like these where sometimes I like to think Martin Lurther King Jr's dream has, in some capacity, come through. Whether it happens to Devante Smith-Pelly or a random person on the street, you should be comfortable in your own skin and gender and nationality or religion, your beliefs.
February is Hockey Is For Everyone month in the NHL, a league-wide initiative to encourage inclusiveness for fans and players of all backgrounds, races, religions and sexual orientations.
"For the 22,000 people in Chicago at the game last night, there were a lot, a lot, a lot of good people", Trotz said.
The slur suggested that Smith-Pelly should be playing basketball, a sport dominated by Black athletes. You have to start calling people out, making sure people see other people's true colors. "You don't really have anyone", Smith-Pelly told the Star. This next stat just shows that the Hawks are nearly unbeatable when the Toews/Kane combo is playing at a high level. "You'd think there'd be some sort of change or progression but we're still working toward it I guess, and we're going to keep working toward it".
Real life heroes star in Clint Eastwood French attack movie
Stone, who moments before had been dozing, charged down the train aisle as El-Khazzani levelled an assault rifle at him. In a stroke of luck, the attacker's AK-47 had jammed and he had accidentally dropped the magazine from his pistol.
Louisville stripped of 2013 National Championship
The NCAA's ruling can not change the accomplishments or the excitement generated by our Cardinals basketball team. Not long after, Pitino was ousted by the university - but not before filing a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 modem: capable of 2Gbps downloads
The chipset giant has already started sampling the modem, with devices expected to hit the market by the end of 2018. Qualcomm , a company that is well known for smartphone chipsets, has announced a new Snapdragon X24 LTE modem .
Gas Prices Drop 3.2 Cents In Chattanooga
Gasoline website gasbuddy.com reports prices around the metro dropped almost 17 cents a gallon in the past week. Today's price is 3 cent less than last week, 6 cents more than a month ago and 30 cents more than a year ago.
Cubs reportedly sign Darvish to a six-year deal
The final spot will be a Springtime competition between newly-acquired Tyler Chatwood and Mike Montgomery . He struck out 209 batters in 186.2 innings, and posted a 1.16 WHIP on the year.