Flyers’ Simmonds verbally abused in Czech league
The Czech Republic’s ice hockey federation says it has fined a
club after its fans aimed racist chants toward Philadelphia Flyers
forward Wayne Simmonds, who is playing in the top Czech league
during the NHL lockout.
In a statement on Tuesday, the federation said the Chomutov
Pirates were fined 30,000 koruna ($1,554) by its disciplinary
committee for the chants directed toward Simmonds, who is playing
for the Liberec White Tigers.
The chants were uttered during a game on Sunday.
Chomutov has apologized to Simmonds, who is black, and the club
said it would do everything it can to prevent any future abuse.
Last year, a banana was thrown at Simmonds from the stands
during an NHL preseason game in London, Ontario.