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‘Ashamed' hockey player cops long ban for racism

Added 01-23-22 09:37:01am EST - “San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik, of the American Hockey League, made a racist gesture at Tucson Roadrunners left-wing Boko Imama” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “‘Ashamed’ hockey player cops long ban for racism”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An American Hockey League (AHL) player has spoken of his shame and pledged to take education sessions after being banned for 30 matches over a racist incident during a match which the opponent it was aimed at has called saddening.

San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik was immediately removed from team activities after being accused of aiming a 'monkey' insult at Boko Imama during his side's 4-3 win over Imama's Tucson Roadrunners on January 12.

Imama, who also suffered racism in an incident that earned one of his opponents a five-game ban in 2020, said he had been "dealing with situations like this my entire life".

[email protected] has announced a 30-game suspension for San Jose player Krystof Hrabik for using a racist gesture towards Tucson’s Boko Imama, who is Black.Imama was also the subject of a racist gesture from AHL player Brandon Manning in a January 2020 game. pic.twitter.com/5CN4oHPv2A

“I am ashamed of today’s events and embarrassed by the actions that led to my suspension," said the 22-year-old.

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