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The verdict from the ECHL

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/nhl/echl-player-who-made-apparent-racist-gesture-at-jordan-subban-suspended-for-rest-of-season/ar-AATd7VQ?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

 

The ECHL suspended defenceman Jacob Panetta for the rest of the season on Thursday after he made an apparent racist gesture toward Jordan Subban, who is Black, during a recent game.

Panetta, 26, was released by his team, the Jacksonville Icemen, on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the incident.

The suspension will cost the Belleville, Ont., native 38 games. In a statement, the ECHL, formerly the East Coast Hockey League, said he could apply for early reinstatement after March 17, pending the completion of a "learning experience in conjunction with the NHL's player inclusion committee."

Video of the incident 23 seconds into overtime on Saturday in the Florida city shows Panetta appearing to raise his arms toward his side while looking at Subban, also a defenceman and a Toronto native, who plays for the South Carolina Stingrays.

After the game, Subban accused Panetta of making a monkey gesture. Panetta has since denied that was his intent.

"Insensitive actions and gestures, regardless of intent, cannot be tolerated in our game," said ECHL commissioner Ryan Crelin. 

"We all need to learn and grow from this incident, and remain steadfast to further educating and advancing our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our league."

It's the second suspension in pro hockey for a racist incident in two weeks after the American Hockey League banned a player for 30 games.

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38 games for doing a tough guy pose, a pose he has done before.

 

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22 hours ago, gurn said:

The verdict from the ECHL

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/nhl/echl-player-who-made-apparent-racist-gesture-at-jordan-subban-suspended-for-rest-of-season/ar-AATd7VQ?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

 

The ECHL suspended defenceman Jacob Panetta for the rest of the season on Thursday after he made an apparent racist gesture toward Jordan Subban, who is Black, during a recent game.

Panetta, 26, was released by his team, the Jacksonville Icemen, on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the incident.

The suspension will cost the Belleville, Ont., native 38 games. In a statement, the ECHL, formerly the East Coast Hockey League, said he could apply for early reinstatement after March 17, pending the completion of a "learning experience in conjunction with the NHL's player inclusion committee."

Video of the incident 23 seconds into overtime on Saturday in the Florida city shows Panetta appearing to raise his arms toward his side while looking at Subban, also a defenceman and a Toronto native, who plays for the South Carolina Stingrays.

After the game, Subban accused Panetta of making a monkey gesture. Panetta has since denied that was his intent.

"Insensitive actions and gestures, regardless of intent, cannot be tolerated in our game," said ECHL commissioner Ryan Crelin. 

"We all need to learn and grow from this incident, and remain steadfast to further educating and advancing our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our league."

It's the second suspension in pro hockey for a racist incident in two weeks after the American Hockey League banned a player for 30 games.

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38 games for doing a tough guy pose, a pose he has done before.

 

 

Statement from players providing further evidence that Panetta is a victim of this racism witch hunt and how the Subban family holds the entire hockey world by the balls.

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Sadly- The League is blaming the kid, for not knowing such action could be misconstrued, by a dark skinned player.

 

so, he is now forced to treat people of colour differently that he treated others.

 

Treating people differently, because of their colour seems a bit racist; to me.

 

 

 

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