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SportsNHL investigating alleged homophobic slur used in Leafs-Lightning game

06:40  12 march  2019
06:40  12 march  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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The NHL is investigating the use of a homophobic slur during last night's Leafs game . The Leafs GM has release a statement. Frank and Devo have the details.

The league is investigating the alleged usage of a homophobic slur during Monday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning , NHL Public Relations announced. Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly could be the suspect, as he may have directed the slur at a referee.

NHL investigating alleged homophobic slur used in Leafs-Lightning game © Mark Blinch / National Hockey League / Getty

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The league is investigating the alleged usage of a homophobic slur during Monday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Public Relations announced.

Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly could be the suspect, as he may have directed a homophobic slur to a referee.

Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas commented on the situation postgame.

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The NHL is investigating the alleged use of a homophobic slur during a game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena. TORONTO — The NHL has launched an investigation into the possible use of a homophobic slur in the Toronto Maple Leafs ‘ 6-2 loss to

“The NHL is aware of reports that a homophobic slur was used during the ( Leafs - Lightning ) game ,” the league said in a release. “The league is investigating the incident and will have no further comment until this investigation is completed.” Toronto lost 6-2 to the Lightning and Leafs players

"The club is aware of the reports surrounding a homophobic slur used during the Maple Leafs versus Lightning game on Monday night," he said in a statement. "The issue of homophobia is one the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club strong condemns and takes very seriously. We are in communication with the NHL and are cooperating fully with their office."

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