A Hockey Fan Who Threw A Banana At A Black Player Says He Had No Idea It Would Be Racist


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Last week, a Red Wings fan in Ontario threw a banana peel at Flyers player Wayne Simmonds as he was taking a penalty shot.Simmonds is one of the few black players in the NHL.

Today, the man’s lawyer said his client is “mortified” and deeply sorry.

From the AP:

The lawyer for a man accused of throwing a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.


The man faces a $2,000 fine for the incident.


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