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"The Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly," AP reports. "The Blackhawks also apologized to Smith-Pelly and the Capitals."
Barry Trotz with straight facts on the four fans who had racist remarks towards Devante Smith-Pelly 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/MkhpzRbT7v— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) February 18, 2018
The Blackhawks' Anthony Duclair:
"How do I feel? I mean, like, we have some Blackhawks fans that think a certain way. If they're Blackhawks fans, they would know there is a black hockey player on the team.
"It's obviously a white sport, and you just want to go out there and compete. There's obviously some ignorant people in this world, so you have to deal with that."
Anthony Duclair: "It's unacceptable to be honest with you. ... It's just very disappointing." pic.twitter.com/GAbyagVvt2— Blackhawks Talk (@NBCSBlackhawks) February 19, 2018
"If they're Blackhawk fans, they would know there's a black hockey player on the team."— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) February 20, 2018
Kudos to Anthony Duclair, who was put in an uncomfortable but inevitable position after today's skate, speaking on race in sports and society. @madkenney's story: https://t.co/49nFzSD0uQ pic.twitter.com/cae14LNNUa
"Every black hockey player has been through this."
Anthony Duclair is one of the many Blackhawks reacting to racist comments said by a few fans towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly on Saturday. Hear more from the team on @CLTVSportsFeed with @paytonsun & @Josh_Frydman at 6 PM on @CLTVnews. pic.twitter.com/10dOx6NjDY— CLTV News (@CLTVnews) February 19, 2018
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Posted on Jan 18, 2019