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Ice hockey player caught on camera calling referee a ‘f**king faggot’

Nick Duffy April 20, 2016
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An ice hockey player is facing an investigation from the National Hockey League – after footage emerged of him appearing to shout ‘faggot’ during a match.

Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks made the offending comments while playing against the  St Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

Shaw has been sent off during the match, and shouted the slur while sat in the penalty box.

Though no audio of the incident was captured, cameras captured him appearing to shout ‘F**k you, you f**king faggot’.

The player did not deny making the comments after the match, and according to CBC he claimed he could not remember what he said.

He said: “Emotions are high. I don’t know what was said. Obviously, I was upset with the call. I wasn’t happy with the call.”

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said that the body will investigate the alleged incident, and confirmed that the Blackhawks had been informed.

It is unclear whether he will be suspended over the incident, however.

We Can Play, a pro-LGBT sports group, added: “We are aware of tonight’s incident and will be reaching out to the NHL immediately to assist in an appropriate response.”

Related topics: Andrew Shaw, faggot, Gay, hockey, homophobic, ice hockey, LGBT, Sexuality, US

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