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    Police Escort Black Hockey Player to a Playoff Game After Threats

    TORONTO — The troubling incident rocketed around the hockey world: Givani Smith, a black player in a top junior league, needed a police escort to a recent playoff game after online threats and racist taunts from fans.

    Smith, 20, a forward with the Kitchener Rangers and a Detroit Red Wings prospect, is one of only about a dozen black players among the roughly 500 players in the Ontario Hockey League, one of three major junior hockey leagues in Canada for players ages 16 to 20 who often go on to N.H.L. careers.

    For decades, black hockey players at all levels have experienced incidents of racial abuse. “A lot of players of color go through this,” Smith’s agent, G. P. Daniele, lamented. “It’s almost par for the course. It’s unfortunate.”

    But the level of abuse directed at Smith so concerned the O.H.L. commissioner, David Branch, that he requested the police escort, a move he had not felt obligated to take before.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/s...scort-ohl.html
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    100% should not be stood for. Fans like this should get lifetime bans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudical View Post
    100% should not be stood for. Fans like this should get lifetime bans.
    Agreed!

    i personally want to see more black people in the game of hockey not detour them from playing the game. Not that it was ever acceptable but our we not five decades past Jim Crow laws? So shouldn’t this way of thinking be on the verge of extinction?

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