Bill Peters an ice hockey coach is apologizing after his former player accused him of a racial slur against him. The incident happened a decade ago because of Peter’s bad decision.
Peters coaches the NHL team Calgary Flames in Alberta. Further, the team is now investigating him after a former player Akim Aliu posted a message on his social media. The message saying that Peters directed offensive language towards him.
Moreover, Peters said that he was sorry, in a letter addressed to the NHL team’s general manager, Brad Treliving, on Wednesday.
Ice hockey coach’s apology
Although it was an isolated and immediately regrettable incident, I take responsibility for what I said. The statement made in a moment of frustration and does not reflect my personal values.
I meant no disrespect in what I said, and is not directed at anyone in particular. But, that doesn’t matter; it was hurtful and demeaning. I am truly sorry
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The letter initially posted by TSN on Twitter.
But Aliu responded to the letter and said that Peters was misleading, insincere and concerning. This was according to a statement Thursday that was first reported by TSN.
So, Aliu accepted the invitation from the NHL to meet and discuss the situation.
Furthermore, he posted his statement on Twitter.
Consequently, the letter will be reviewed as part of the investigation.