Akim Aliu revealed another tale of bigotry from his time in professional hockey on Wednesday.
attended. The Nigerian-born Aliu says he was informed a couple of days before the celebration to "come a little bit later on," however didn't think much of it. When he showed up, he saw the equipment supervisor, Tony Deynzer, sporting an afro-style wig, blackface and a group jersey with Aliu's number and his nickname 'DREAMER' on the back.
Aliu and Deynzer took a picture together, in which the latter is smiling and the previous is not.
Tony Deynzer, a worker of the Colorado Eagles who is still with the group, appeared to the group Halloween party dressed as Akim Aliu wearing a customized jersey with his label. Akim was told to show up to the celebration late. They all set him up and after that laughed about it. <"> https://t.co/oJoOaw3Z8W pic.twitter.com/Nj8imXDYEq— @cowgirl_bebop"Guys simply started chuckling,"Aliu stated."All I can do is inform
my story."The Colorado Eagles issued a statement saying sorry to Aliu
on Wednesday. "As a company, the discovery of this event deeply saddens us.
We had no prior knowledge, that doesn't excuse or reduce the truth that this harmed a fellow human being."We are genuinely very sorry, and we will likewise ensure you that this behaviour is not and never ever will
be appropriate in our organization." An open apology from the Colorado Eagles to Akim Aliu ( @Dreamer_Aliu78) pic.twitter.com/HCGlzItFDR— @ColoradoEagles Deynzer, who stays an Eagles employee, was put on an administrative leave of lack by
Akim Aliu ( @Dreamer_Aliu78) pic.twitter.com/HCGlzItFDR— @ColoradoEagles Deynzer, who stays an Eagles employee, was put on an administrative leave of lack by
NHL moms and dad club Colorado Avalanche, according to several reports. Peters, in the wake of Aliu's allegation of his use of racist slurs while the two were together with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs, resigned as Flames head coach on Nov. 29. Aliu later met with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and other league officials to talk about racial issues, along with circumstances of coaching
misconduct that have emerged considering that Aliu's initial tweet. At the NHL board of guv's meeting in California on Monday, Bettman announced a four-point strategy to help combat physical and verbal abuse throughout hockey
. The Nigerian-born Aliu says he was informed a few days prior to the party to "come a little bit later on," but didn't think much of it. Tony Deynzer, an employee of the Colorado Eagles who is still with the group, showed up to the group Halloween celebration dressed as Akim Aliu wearing a customized jersey with his nickname. Akim was informed to get here to the celebration late."Guys simply began chuckling,"Aliu stated.