Black Hockey Player, Wayne Simmonds, Jeered in the Czech Republic
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

National Hockey League player Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers, who is playing for the Czech league’s “Liberec White Tigers” during the NHL lockout, was subjected to racist chants from fans of the Chomutov Pirates during a game on Sunday.

The Czech Republic’s ice hockey federation fined the Pirates 30,000 koruna ($1,554) for the actions of their fans.

Chomutov Pirates has apologized to Simmonds,  and the club said it will do all they can to prevent future racist attacks.

Read more at the Grio

 

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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