Manning suspended 5 games by AHL for using racial slur
- The American Hockey League suspended Bakersfield Condors defenseman Brandon Manning for five games after he directed a racial slur toward an opponent during Monday’s contest against the Ontario Reign.
- The Condors are the AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, while the Reign are the Los Angeles Kings’ top farm team.
- Manning released the following statement:
“Last night I made comments to an opposing player that were stupid and offensive. After the game I spoke with the opposing player in person, which I’m very grateful for. He allowed me to apologize and I took full responsibility for what I said.
To say I’ve learned from this situation is an understatement and I promise to be better.”
- Cool apology, now have Manning say it rather than a lawyer type it out.
- No matter where we live & what we do, this incident serves as a reminder that prejudice exists everywhere, & must be confronted and exposed.
- Not with hate, not with violence, but with the steady resolve and underlying compassion Dr. Martin Luther King would insist upon.
Sources & Credits: The Score, Brandon Manning