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Sports Flames fire coach Bill Peters after allegations by Akim Aliu

18:35  29 november  2019
18:35  29 november  2019 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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.

The Calgary Flames have fired head coach Bill Peters in response to allegations made by former player Akim Aliu on social media, according to 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

The Calgary Flames have fired head coach Bill Peters in response to allegations made by former player Akim Aliu on social media, according to Sportsnet's Jeff Marek. Aliu played for Peters when he was head coach of the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s AHL affiliate, for five games in the 2008-09

a man wearing a suit and tie: Bill Peters Flames© Karl B DeBlaker/AP Bill Peters Flames

The Calgary Flames relieved head coach Bill Peters of his duties Friday in response to allegations made by former player Akim Aliu on social media, Sportsnet has confirmed.

On 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.

Since the allegation, Peters has not run a practice for the Flames and was not on the bench for their Wednesday night game in Buffalo. He also did not join the team on their charter flight back to Calgary.

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

  2 players corroborate Aliu's expanded account of Peters using slur Warning: Story contains offensive language 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.'"He then walked out like nothing ever happened," Aliu continued.

Bill Peters , the coach of the Calgary Flames , a National Hockey League team based in Alberta, wrote a letter Wednesday apologizing after a player accused him of using a racial slur 10 years ago. But on Thursday, the player, Akim Aliu , said he found the letter “misleading.”.

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During Calgary’s game against Buffalo, Peters released an apology to the Flames in regards to the incident involving Aliu, though he did not mention him by name.

On Thursday morning, Aliu issued a statement responding to Peters’ letter.

I have read the statement of Bill Peters, which I found to be misleading, insincere and concerning. I have accepted an invitation from the NHL to meet and discuss this situation. Out of respect for that process, I will not respond publicly to the statement or discuss the racism and discrimination that I have endured until after my meeting.

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