CNN has seen video of the fight but is unable to verify Subban’s allegation.
P.K. Subban, Jordan Subban’s brother and a defenseman for the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils, criticized Panetta on social media after the game.
“They don’t call the east coast league the jungle because my brother and the other black players are the monkeys!” P.K. Subban wrote. “Hey @jacobpanetta you shouldn’t be so quick delete your Twitter or your Instagram account you will probably be able to play again… that’s what history says but things are changing.”
The ECHL told CNN that the league will not comment further until the hearing is complete.
The Icemen said they are “fully cooperating with the League on their review of the incident and will provide comments and make decisions based on our core values after the League’s review.”
Stingrays President Rob Concannon issued a statement on Sunday in support of Subban following the ECHL’s decision to suspend Panetta.
“The South Carolina Stingrays are disgusted by last night’s incident involving Jordan Subban,” si legge nella dichiarazione. “Our organization stands in support of friend and teammate, Giordania, as well as all other players who continue to deal with racism and discrimination. This behavior has to stop and is unacceptable.”
This is the second alleged racist incident that has taken place in the NHL minor league system in the last two weeks
. Di venerdì, il American Hockey League suspended San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for
30 games for directing a racist gesture towards Boko Imama of the Tucson Roadrunners during a January