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Sports 2 players corroborate Aliu's expanded account of Peters using slur

22:45  26 november  2019
22:45  26 november  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Flames say they're investigating alleged racial slur by coach

  Flames say they're investigating alleged racial slur by coach The Calgary Flames say they are looking into recent allegations made by a former NHL player that head coach Bill Peters used a racial slur against him 10 years ago. Defenceman Akim Aliu tweeted on Monday night that he had racism directed his way by a former coach in 2009-10 while a member of the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs. The 30-year-old Aliu never referred to Peters by name, but he did reference Calgary's airport code "YYC" asDefenceman Akim Aliu tweeted on Monday night that he had racism directed his way by a former coach in 2009-10 while a member of the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

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Akim Aliu went into further detail about the racial slur he says Bill Peters directed toward him 10 years ago.

On Monday, Aliu accused the Calgary Flames head coach of hurling the N-word at him multiple times due to the player's choice of music while with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs in 2009-10. The former NHLer elaborated to TSN's Frank Seravalli.

"He walked in before a morning pregame skate and said, 'Hey Akim, I'm sick of you playing that n----- shit,'" Aliu said. "He said, 'I'm sick of hearing this n-----s f------ other n-----s in the ass stuff.'

NHL investigating allegations of racial slur from Flames head coach

  NHL investigating allegations of racial slur from Flames head coach The NHL says it will join the Flames in looking into recent allegations about a racial slur from Calgary head coach Bill Peters. Former NHL defenceman Akim Aliu tweeted on Monday night that he had a racial slur directed his way by a former coach in 2009-10 while a member of the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs. The 30-year-old Aliu never referred to Peters by name, but did reference Calgary's airport code "YYC" when writing about theFormer NHL defenceman Akim Aliu tweeted on Monday night that he had a racial slur directed his way by a former coach in 2009-10 while a member of the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

"He then walked out like nothing ever happened," Aliu continued. "You could hear a pin drop in the room. Everything went dead silent. I just sat down in my stall, didn't say a word."

Two of Aliu's former IceHogs teammates who were in the room, Simon Pepin and Peter MacArthur, corroborated his account to TSN on Tuesday.

"I think everyone should be held accountable for their actions or words spoken," Pepin said.

Aliu also said that then-Rockford captain Jake Dowell confronted Peters about the event. Dowell wouldn't comment, but he said he would cooperate with any NHL or Flames investigation.

According to Aliu, Peters called him into his office to discuss the incident, but instead of apologizing, the bench boss reiterated his displeasure with Aliu's musical selection.

Peters will not coach Flames against Sabres

  Peters will not coach Flames against Sabres BUFFALO, N.Y. — The latest on allegations that current Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters made racist comments a decade ago (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving says coach Bill Peters will not coach the team Wednesday night against the Buffalo Sabres. Associate coach Geoff Ward, who oversaw practice on Tuesday, will handle the coaching duties. Treliving had no other updates as the investigation continues into the allegation Peters directed racial slurs toward Akim Aliu when he and the Nigerian-born player were in the minors a decade ago.___1:15 p.m.

"You know, I’m just sick of this n----- shit," Peters said, according to Aliu. "It’s every day. From now on, we need to play different music."

Later on Tuesday, Flames general manager Brad Treliving told the assembled media, including Sportsnet, that an investigation into the matter was ongoing and Peters had not been fired.

Aliu, a 30-year-old defenseman, played seven NHL games - all with the Flames - from 2011-13. He spent parts of 11 seasons in the AHL and ECHL.

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Flames fire coach Bill Peters after allegations by Akim Aliu .
Flames fire coach Bill Peters after allegations by Akim AliuOn Monday night, Aliu alleged on Twitter that Peters had directed a racial slur toward him “several times” while the two were together in the AHL. Aliu played for Peters when he was head coach of the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s AHL affiliate, for five games in the 2008-09 season and 48 games in 2009-10. Aliu also appeared in 13 games for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye in ’09-10.

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