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, saying the event taken place during the 2009-10 season while the two were with the Rockford Ice Hogs of the American Hockey League."He walked in prior to an early morning pre-game skate and said' Hey Akim, I'm ill of you playing that n ----- s--,'" Aliu informed TSN, in reference to Aliu playing hip-hop music."He said'I'm sick of hearing this n ----- s f ------ other n ----- s in the a-- things.' "He then walked out like nothing ever happened. You might hear a pin drop in the room, whatever went dead silent. I just took a seat in my stall, didn't state a word." Seravalli reported two other gamers on that team-- Simon Pepin and Peter MacArthur-- independently proved the incident. Seravalli reported that Akim stated Peters once again referenced "n -----"music
in a conference in the coach's workplace, and that Peters did not ask forgiveness. Peters has not reacted to the allegations and was not made offered following the Flames' 3-2 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The Flames'next video game is Wednesday in Buffalo. ENJOY
The NHL stated Tuesday it is investigating accusations Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs towards Akim Aliu when he and the Nigerian-born gamer were in the minors a decade ago.
The NHL called the supposed behaviour "repugnant and inappropriate." The league added it will have no additional remark until it looks into what occurred more thoroughly.
Aliu tweeted Monday that Peters "dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing space in my novice year due to the fact that he didn't like my option of music." Aliu stated he "rebelled against him," and Peters reacted by asking Chicago Blackhawks executives John McDonough and Stan Bowman to send out Aliu to a lower minors level.
The tweet did not name Peters specifically, however referred to a "protege" of fired Toronto coach Mike Babcock's who is now in Calgary. Babcock has actually been a mentor to Peters considering that Babcock coached him in college.