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ECHL Suspends A Player While Investigating A Racial Taunt

from Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.

The ECHL has indefinitely suspended Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta, pending a hearing for what South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban said was a racist taunt on Saturday night.

"The South Carolina Stingrays are disgusted and appalled by last night's incident involving Jordan Subban," Stingrays team president Rob Concannon said in a statement. "Our organization stands in support of our friend and teammate, Jordan, as well as all other players who continue to deal with racism and discrimination. This behavior is unacceptable and has to stop."

The Jacksonville Icemen said in a statement that the organization is cooperating with the ECHL's review of the incident.

"As an organization, our fans, partners and sponsors know our core values and intend to make comments and decisions after completion of league review," the team said.


Below a video of the incident tweeted out by PK Subban.

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TreKronor's avatar

Stupid, just stupid and unnecessary. Wasn’t it just last week a player was suspended twenty games? This is just bad on so many levels.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/23/22 at 10:11 PM ET

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