Posted September 23, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

NHL player faces racism

@SportsBata ..nuff said

Racism is a strong word, but actions ill led token racism; prejudices unresolved, and poor teachings enable it. I can’t believe that in 2011, a strange ‘elusive’ hockey fan would throw a banana at a black man playing in the NHL! He loves the game, and must have talent to make it that far. Wayne Simmonds was traded from the L.A. Kings to the Philadelphia Flyers. He was playing in a shoot-out following an exhibition game in London, Ontario when the incident took place. He made his shot, and didn’t make a thing out of it, so I guess he is the better man. Check it out!

“I’ve never had a banana thrown at me before. That’s a first for me,” Simmonds, 23, said. “I guess it’s something I obviously have to deal with, being a black player playing a predominantly white sport.”

“At first, I thought ‘I better get another shot if I miss,’ “ Simmonds said. “But I did score, so that was good.” He had the only goal in the shootout for the Flyers, who lost the game 4-3.

“I’ve grown a lot playing in this league and throughout my whole life,” he said. “I’m not going to dwell on that. It’s over with now.” – foxsports