Bill Peters' status as the Calgary Flames coach-- and whatever future he may have in the sport-- has actually been put into concern while the NHL and the team examine accusations he directed racist slurs at a Nigerian-born gamer in the minors 10 years earlier.
He stated he had spoken to Peters and has had 2 discussions with Aliu by phone. Treliving used no timeline and said he didn't know if Peters would be behind the bench versus the Sabres.
The NHL called the alleged behaviour "inappropriate and repugnant," but held back commenting pending additional examination.
" He walked in before an early morning pre-game skate and said 'Hey Akim, I'm ill of you playing that n----- s---,'" Aliu informed TSN, in referral to Aliu playing hip-hop music. " He stated 'I'm ill of hearing this n----- s f------ other n----- s in the a-- stuff.'
" He then went out like absolutely nothing ever happened. You could hear a pin drop in the room, whatever went dead quiet. I just took a seat in my stall, didn't state a word."
Seravalli reported 2 other players on that group-- Simon Pepin and Peter MacArthur -- individually proved the event. Seravalli reported that Akim stated Peters again referenced "n-----" music in a meeting in the coach's office, and that Peters did not ask forgiveness.
Aliu referred to previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a reason he remained peaceful for so long. Kaepernick has spent the past three-plus seasons out of football given that he started kneeling during the national anthem at NFL video games to oppose authorities cruelty and racial oppression.