Peewee Hockey Player Suspended for Racial Slurs, Threats
A Canadian peewee hockey player has been suspended from his team, after he allegedly used anti-Semitic words and threats against members of his team. According to Cameron Smith of Yahoo Sports News, the parents of the player’s teammates say he called a Jewish teammate “you [expletive] Jew” and told him that “Nazis kills all the Jews.” According to Smith, the suspended player is also accused of having told the Jewish player to “go away” and told him that he would kill him if he refused.
According to The St. Albert Gazette, the mother of the threatened student said that two parents of other players on the team had contacted her because their sons allegedly “came home in tears” because of the way the accused player allegedly treated her son. “Not only has he made these racial, really anti-Semitic comments to my son, now he’s threatening to kill him,” The Gazette quotes her as saying. The Gazette also reports the victim’s mother said that her children had never been exposed to anti-Semitism before.
This is not the first time anti-Semitism has surfaced in a hockey rink. Last year, According to BBC News, Jewish hockey player Jason Bailey sued the Anaheim Ducks and their minor league affiliate the Bakersfield Condors after coaches for the club allegedly launched “a barrage of anti-Semitic, offensive and degrading verbal attacks regarding his Jewish faith” at him.
According to the BBC, the coaches joked that Jews “only care about money and who’s who” and said that because Bailey was Jewish he “could not be trusted with money.” The BBC also reports that Bailey’s lawyers claimed that he was not allowed to skate or play because of his religion.
Yet according to The St. Albert Gazette, the peewee hockey victim’s mother says that she has never heard of such language being used in “minor hockey.” Yet, according to The Gazette, a player from the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League was banned from his club after he shouted “a racial slur” at a player from an opposing team.
Nevertheless, the mother of the Jewish player is not the only parent upset by the actions of the suspended player. The Gazette also reports that the father of another player allegedly victimized by that player wants him barred from participating in minor hockey for the rest of his life.
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