Blackhawks ban fans who shouted racist taunts at Capitals player

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There is no place in society for the behavior demonstrated by the fans in Chicago on Saturday night.

February is Hockey is for Everyone month in the NHL.

"Obviously, we don't support that kind of behavior and I think in this day and age, I think it's time to start moving past that and realize, we don't want to stoop to those levels", Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews said. It's a lot more.

"I think no matter what you do, you're going to find pockets of ignorance anywhere you go", Orpik said. On Monday, the team announced that the fans have been banned from all future Blackhawks games.

Duclair said he endured racially-fueled taunts while he was growing up, such as name-calling and gestures directed at him. According to Bleacher Report, Smith-Pelly squirted a heckling fan with his water bottle.

The Washington Post reported four fans chanted "basketball, basketball, basketball," at Smith-Pelly, who is black, as the right wing served a fighting major during the third period of the Blackhawks' 7-1 win.

"There's no room for it in sport", he said. Obviously, in this day and age, you don't expect it to. Encouraging all people to get involved in the game.

Said Smith-Pelly to the Star: "I can't go to anyone on my team and have them understand really how it is to be in my shoes".

"This has happened [to me] in hockey before", Smith-Pelly said on Sunday.

First off.A bad incident last night in Chicago.Every time you think that our society has evolved a bit we see how a few idiots were left behind in the evolutionary chain. "You got to start calling people out and making sure people see other peoples' true colors".

As Don Cherry likes to say, "Hockey players are some of the classiest people you'll ever meet!" But this is far from the first incident of racist behavior towards black hockey players. "Everyone's equal. Everyone should love each other".

Lastly they need Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to play like they did Saturday night picking up multiple points and playing liked two superstars that make 10.5 million a year.

The Blackhawks confirmed four fans were ejected after the incident.

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