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Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« on: November 26, 2019, 12:28:28 PM »

This was brought up in the Babcock thread, but I think it's about to become a bigger story since TSN's reporting on it includes two other players who confirm Aliu's story.

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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 12:49:54 PM »

Seems pretty unlikely that three players would all lie about this.

So, you know, we should prepare ourselves for some people objecting to Peters losing his freedom of speech or what have you.
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 12:55:37 PM »
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When asked why he waited nearly 10 years to step forward, Aliu pointed to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a reason to stay quiet.

“This isn’t me being bitter. I sat on this a really, really long time. It broke my heart, I think it made my career go downhill before it started,” Aliu said. “This isn’t to the degree of Kaepernick by any means, but if you play the race card, it’s most likely the end of your career.”

Aliu said he did not confront Peters at the time of the incident, nor in the private meeting that followed in Peters’ office.

“What am I going to say? I was 20 years old and a first-year pro. I was too scared to speak up,” Aliu said. “I beat myself up every day over it.”
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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 01:04:09 PM »
This just may only be the beginning in the NHL...

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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 01:06:50 PM »

Good on them for acting quickly on it. Can't help but wonder if they would have absent the bad start though.
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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2019, 01:07:14 PM »
Further evidence for me that hockey is littered with scumbag losers.

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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2019, 01:07:57 PM »

Good on them for acting quickly on it. Can't help but wonder if they would have absent the bad start though.

Yeah, it seemed like his job was hanging on by a thread anyway.

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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2019, 01:10:05 PM »
Further evidence for me that hockey is littered with scumbag losers.

The whole thing perpetrated by Don Cherry about how Hockey players were great people by virtue of being hockey players and wearing suits to games is one of those things that really needs to die a quick death.
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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2019, 01:10:42 PM »
Treliving didn’t want to can Peters because it would be letting the players off the hook. This sort of takes the decision out of everyone’s hands.
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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2019, 01:13:13 PM »

Have they not read the Seravelli article yet?

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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2019, 01:22:04 PM »

I retract my kudos for acting quickly.
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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2019, 01:37:11 PM »
Further evidence for me that hockey is littered with scumbag losers.

To be fair, every walk of life is littered with scumbag losers. Just goes to show hockey isn't immune to it.
 

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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2019, 01:39:24 PM »

Have they not read the Seravelli article yet?

I wonder how much of this is about covering themselves in case of a lawsuit. Like, he's definitely going to be let go, but they need to document some stuff.
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Re: Bill Peters accused of using racial slur, also fired
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2019, 01:41:59 PM »
I wonder how much of this is about covering themselves in case of a lawsuit. Like, he's definitely going to be let go, but they need to document some stuff.

That's possible, yeah. This is different from being fired for performances reasons of course.