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SportNHL investigating alleged homophobic slur used in Leafs-Lightning game

06:55  12 march  2019
06:55  12 march  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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The NHL is looking into an apparent homophobic slur that Scotiabank Arena audio picked up from a player during the broadcast of Monday’s “The NHL is aware of reports that a homophobic slur was used during the Leafs - Lightning game ,” the NHL ’s Toronto office said in response to media requests.

The NHL 's communications department issued a statement late Monday night stating that the league is investigating reports of a homophobic slur that was "The Club is aware of the reports surrounding a homophobic slur used during the Maple Leafs versus Lightning game on Monday night," said

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

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.

"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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