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.

Flames GM Treliving makes declaration on allegations versus Peters:

Calgary Flames basic manager Brad Treliving resolves the media regarding racial slur accusations versus head coach Bill Peters. 5:17

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.

Asking for perseverance, basic supervisor Brad Treliving stated Tuesday that Peters stays with the Flames after the allegations raised by Akim Aliu on social media a day previously. He stated he had actually spoken with Peters and has actually had two conversations with Aliu by phone. Can verify and will include close relationships spanning decades were destroyed due to the fact that of Francis' decision not to fire Peters. The Blackhawks issued a statement saying absolutely nothing had previously been brought to their attention relating to Peters and Aliu before Monday. Aliu played under Peters throughout the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.
Akim Aliu played 7 games for the Flames between 2011 and 2013. (Associated Press)
But in an interview with TSN's Frank Seravalli published Tuesday, Akim made specific reference of Peters, stating the incident happened throughout the 2009-10 season while the 2 were with the Rockford Ice Hogs of the American Hockey League.

" 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.

Can validate and will include close relationships covering decades were destroyed due to the fact that of Francis' decision not to fire Peters. The Blackhawks released a declaration stating nothing had actually previously been brought to their attention concerning Peters and Aliu prior to Monday. Aliu played under Peters during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.