Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters issues statement, apology for racial slur: 'There is no excuse'
The Flames head coach has been under fire since Akim Aliu accused Peters on Monday of making racist comments to him during the 2009-10 season."Please accept this as a sincere apology to you, and the entire Calgary Flames organization, for offensive language I used in a professional setting a decade ago," the statement, which he also sent to TSN's Bob McKenzie and Sportnet's Eric Francis at the same time as Treliving, read. "I know that my comments have been the source of both anger and disappointment, and I understand why.
The Avalanche have put head AHL equipment manager Tony Deynzer on administrative leave after Akim Aliu said Deynzer dressed up as Aliu , wearing blackface , at a team Halloween party in 2011 . Avs put AHL staffer who wore blackface on leave .
Aliu said Deynzer dressed up as Aliu , wearing blackface , at a team Halloween party in 2011 . after former player Akim Aliu told the Wall Street Journal that Deynzer dressed up as Aliu , wearing As a family-oriented organization, we wholeheartedly seek your forgiveness and sincerely apologize .
Akim Aliu’s Novemberfrom Bill Peters were a big part (along with stories of physical abuse from other players who played for Peters) of Peters’ , but they were only one part of that’s sprung up about coaches’ and staffers’ behaviors and about racism and physical abuse in hockey. Current Chicago Blackhawks’ assistant coach Marc Crawford is over past claims of physical abuse, while NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about unacceptable content, clubs’ duty to notify the league, and more. And the Dallas Stars suddenly fired head coach Jim Montgomery Tuesday for “ ,” although they haven’t released much on just what that meant. With all this going on, Aliu again wound up in the center of the news cycle thanks to , which included Aliu relaying the story and :
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Blackface ! The mask which the actor wears is apt to become his face -- Plato. Blackface is more than just burnt cork applied as makeup. The stock characters of blackface minstrelsy have played a significant role in disseminating racist images, attitudes and perceptions worldwide.
It was a costume photo; Paula was dressed as Lucy, and Bobby was dressed as Ricky, from the 1. Julianne Hough, apologizing for using blackface in her ‘Crazy Eyes’ Halloween costume. 5. Arkansas City, KS Mayor Mel Kuhn, apologizing after wearing blackface and drag in a costume
The Eagles (based in Loveland, Colorado and affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche, but a Central Hockey League team from 2003-11 and an East Coast Hockey League team from 2011-2018, including during this incident) have since placed Deynzer on administrative leave ( Ryan Clark of The Athletic) and put out an apology to Aliu:
An open apology from the Colorado Eagles to Akim Aliu ()
— Colorado Eagles (@ColoradoEagles)
Report: Peters out as Flames head coach
The Calgary Flames and head coach Bill Peters have parted ways, reports TSN's Frank Seravalli. Calgary was investigating Peters' use of a racial slur toward ex-NHLer Akim Aliu when the former was the coach of the AHL's Rockford IceHogs 10 years ago. Peters admitted in a letter Wednesday to using "offensive language" while with the IceHogs and said he apologized to the team at the time. However, Aliu said Peters never apologized and called the letter "misleading, insincere, and concerning."Former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordan subsequently accused Peters of physically abusing him and a teammate.
Michael Bloomberg hires top staffer from Kamala Harris' 2020 campaign as he kicks his Presidential bid A group of five men dressed up in Ku Klux Klan hoods and a sixth wore blackface . Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters apologizes to former player Akim Aliu for calling him the n-word amid NHL
He then put the picture out on Twitter with several comments and asked how a black student at the “In musical theater we were asked to fake tan and wore dark makeup to dress as Puerto Ricans for “ Blackface has a history at this school.” Laura McNabb, a spokeswoman for the school division, said
We’ll see if anything further comes from this, but this is certainly another bad look for hockey. And it’s not ancient history, with this happening within the decade. Hopefully sports organizations can learn from these kinds of incidents and avoid repeating them.
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Why Akim Aliu accepted an apology from a Colorado Eagles staffer who dressed in blackface .
Akim Aliu requested that Colorado Eagles equipment manager Tony Deynzer not lose his job over a blackface incident during a 2011 party.