Fans call for Bill Peters to be fired
- Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters has been accused of making racist remarks at former player Akim Aliu during the 2009-10 season with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.
- Flames GM Brad Treliving informed the media that the team was aware of Aliu’s allegations, but would meet with Peters before making any public announcement on the matter.
“During tonight’s game I was made aware of a tweet from former player and obviously we were playing so I haven’t had a chance to sit down with Bill or our people internally, to talk about this and get to the bottom of it,” Treliving told reporters Monday. “I would say we take these matters very, very seriously. Until such time as we have a chance to speak about it internally, we obviously want to address you people – we’re aware of it, made aware of it during the game here this evening. And like I said, I haven’t had a chance to talk to Bill. I will be doing that and until such time we won’t have any further comment about it but we will address it and get back to you people once we have a chance to address it internally.”
- Presumably that conversation has taken place already, but the team has still not issued an update on the situation. Sit tight.
- In the meantime, NHL insider Darren Dreger reports that the NHL has intervened in the situation to help get to the bottom of things.
- Eric Francis from Sportsnet reports that Brad Treliving and Akim Aliu had a conversation regarding the latter’s racism allegation.
Sources & Credits: Eric Francis, Darren Dreger, Hockey Feed