South Carolina Stingrays defenceman Jordan Subban called attention to a racist gesture made to him during an East Coast Hockey League game on Saturday night against the Jacksonville Icemen.
ECHL suspends Jacob Panetta – Jordan Subban responds to Jacksonville Icemen:
The ECHL has indefinitely suspended Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta, pending a hearing for what South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban said was a racist taunt Saturday night.
Jacob Panetta vs Jordan Subban Fight:
Jordan Subban says an opposing player made a racist gesture towards him in the ECHL game.
ECHL suspends Jacob Panetta indefinitely, pending hearing, for racist taunt at Jordan Subban.
Jordan Subban responds to Jacksonville Icemen after alleged racist gesture:
More like @JPanetta12 was too much of a coward to fight me and as soon as I began to turn my back he started making monkey gestures at me so I punched him in the face multiple times and he turtled like the coward he is. There fixed it 👍🏾 https://t.co/JtPqpN9wwE
— Jordan Subban (@jordansubban) January 23, 2022
Jordan’s brother – New Jersey Devils defenceman P.K Tweeted:
Jordan’s brother – New Jersey Devils defenceman P.K. has shared a video on his Twitter account of the overtime fight and Panetta making the gesture as Jordan skated away with an official.
Twitter Users Responses:
We stand with Jordan Subban, the South Carolina Stingrays, the ECHL, and the hockey community to end racism in sports and in the belief that Hockey is for Everyone.#HockeyIsForEveryone https://t.co/eugllSLH3d
— Greenville Swamp Rabbits (@SwampRabbits) January 23, 2022
On Bonkondji Imma and Jordan Subban:
It is one thing to "stand with" a player and then there is another for leagues to indefinitely ban the racist offender. Anti-racism education should be mandatory for every player in every league.
I am horrified and unsurprised.
— Shireen Ahmed (@_shireenahmed_) January 23, 2022
Clearly, 30-game suspensions aren’t deterring racism. The ECHL has to do better in dealing with this latest incident. Just a disgusting disgrace. Feel sick for Jordan Subban. Feel sick to see two incidents like this in just days. There should be zero tolerance.
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) January 23, 2022