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Blackhawks Ban Fans From Home Games For Racial Taunts

August 25, 2019


HE’S FACING 17 COUNTS OF PREMEDITATED MURDER. HIS FAMILY SAYS THEY DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE LIVING WITH A MONSTER. THE FANS BANNED. FANS THAT ARE CHARGED WITH SHOUTING RACIAL SLURS AT A RECENT GAMES ARE NOT ALLOWED BACK. Reporter: THE HAWKS’ DECISION TO BAN THOSE FANS, A NO-BRAINER FOR THOSE WHO WE SPOKE WITH. [ HORN HONK ] Reporter: IT WAS ANYTHING BUT PICTURE PERFECT IN FRONT OF THE UNITED CENTER MONDAY. I THINK IT’S A SHAME WHAT HAPPENED. Reporter: AS FANS RETURN TO THE O.C. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SATURDAY, THE RAIN CONSTANT AND CONTROVERSIAL CLOUDS STILL REMAIN. GETTING INVOLVED WITH PLAYERS IN THE PENALTY BOX. Reporter: THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS SMITH-PELLY VISIBILITY UPSET SATURDAY AFTER A SMALL GROUP OF FANS AT THE UNITED CENTER DIRECTED RACIALLY CHARGED SLURS AT THE VISITING PLAYER. REPORTEDLY YELLING “BASKETBALL” OVER AND OVER. THOSE FANS WERE KICKED OUT. GLAD THEY DID WHAT THEY DID BANNING THEM. BUT IT’S JUST CRAZY NOW-A-DAYS WE’RE GETTING THOSE REACTIONS FROM FANS. I THINK THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO KNOW WHO IT IS SO THERE’S REAL REPERCUSSIONS FROM THOSE INDIVIDUALS. Reporter: THOSE FOUR SO- CALLED FANS BANNED SATURDAY. THEY SAY THEY’LL NEVER BE ALLOWED AT ANOTHER HOME GAME. YOU HAVE SOME BLACK HAWKS FANS IN THE STANDS THAT THINK A CERTAIN WAY. IF THEY’RE BLACK HAWKS FANS, THEY KNOW THAT. OBVIOUSLY WE DON’T SUPPORT THAT KIND OF BEHAVIOR. IN THIS DAY AND AGE, IT’S — I THINK IT’S TIME TO START MOVING PAST THAT. THERE’S NO PLACE FOR ANY OF THAT IN SOCIETY OR AT SPORTING EVENTS. GREAT JOB, HAWKS, MAN. Reporter: COACH Q OF THE HAWKS PERSONALLY REACHING OUT

20 Comments

  • Reply Johnny James Ferreira February 20, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    basketball x3 is not a racially charged slur. PC culture is over reaching.

  • Reply timbukII February 20, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    They ought to name and shame these fools.

  • Reply HabsCanada1 February 20, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Coach Q said some nasty things during his playing career.

  • Reply Johnny James Ferreira February 21, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Greghenderson,
    that's a stupid question. obviously he is like you; unable to tell the difference between a racist comment and good old fashioned heckling. He is a below average player making something out of nothing because he can these days. ill say it again, NOBODY CALLED HIM NAMES or made a racist remark you fucktards. saying basketball to a black player is as racist as yelling soccer at a European player. its you SJW types who are the real problem. I'm sorry that the obvious is over your head and beyond your level of comprehension. but allowing witch hunts of ppl because of a questionable taunt at a sporting event is more ludicrous than the taunt itself. What your implying is a zero tolerance approach towards criticism of non white ppl or athletes, and any will be taken as racist even it does not make mention of race. ppl like you (speech and thought police) are the dangerous ones not the hecklers.
    the next time im at a game, if i get a close enough seat ill yell out ""DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB" at a black player and see if that is referred to as a racist comment too.
    if ppl are going to be that sensitive and touchy regarding trivial things than maybe sports like comedy will fall victim to PC too, or you keep the cry babies out.

  • Reply Pooh Williams February 26, 2018 at 12:28 am

    The whole section was on bullshit kids and ALL

  • Reply Pooh Williams February 26, 2018 at 12:30 am

    What about the dude with middle finger up kids coonin and there parents they was behind the 4 people banned on 4 bands

  • Reply TruthlyRage February 27, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Lol leave it to cbs to put the guys face in the thumbnail holy shit #caught

  • Reply PrinceofPop8 April 24, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    These racist morons need to smarten up.

  • Reply laststand May 15, 2018 at 3:03 am

    The time is coming White people are getting angry and I can't for life of me understand why people think White Supremacy is over and are not scared of the most powerful force on this planet.The most dominating ruthless conquerors in history. White Supremacy is merely taken a nap and the world is going to shit it's pants when we flex our muscle. The Giant still sleeps.

  • Reply JK 64 December 15, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Typical shit from shitcago fans !

  • Reply Matt Barth December 19, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Are we just gonna ignore the fact this mans name is Charles De Mar?!?

  • Reply tpk6541 December 31, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Depending upon the context, it is not necessarily racist. Could have been yelling basketball because he flopped, like people do in basketball…But I can definitely see how it could be too.

  • Reply dan matasa January 10, 2019 at 2:25 am

    haha Hawks have Racist fans lol 😂

  • Reply dan matasa January 10, 2019 at 2:26 am

    man must’ve sucked to be a hawks fan after this

  • Reply Steve McQueen January 20, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    I coached a black kid in hockey who told another black kid to go back to basketball while they were on the ice.
    because of that we had to have 15 meetings and both kids were suspended for the remainder of the season…

    This is just as stupid

  • Reply Brandon Baber February 4, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Blacks should not be allowed to play hockey.

  • Reply m jagusch February 27, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    how can they all talk about racism in that light while wearing those Blackhawks hats, a little ironic don't you think.

  • Reply Deborah Hill February 28, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I’m still waiting to find out their names. Public shaming is in order.

  • Reply Elisabeth Hays March 8, 2019 at 2:00 am

    The Blackhawks organization did the right thing. Smith-Pelly is one of my favorite players. When you watch him skate, you can tell he loves what he does. When you watch his Twitter posts, you can see that he loves his fans and others that love this sport. There is no place for hate.

  • Reply Kristina Reyes April 20, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Good! No place for that in hockey!

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