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Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta has been suspended indefinitely by the ECHL after allegedly taunting South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Jordan Subban in a racist manner, per ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski.
The alleged taunt occurred during Saturday’s game in the overtime period. A scuffle broke out between the teams after South Carolina’s Andrew Cherniwchan ran into Jacksonville goalie Justin Kapelmaster.
Jordan Subban @jordansubban
More like <a href=”https://twitter.com/JPanetta12?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@JPanetta12</a> 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 👍🏾 <a href=”https://t.co/JtPqpN9wwE”>https://t.co/JtPqpN9wwE</a>
P.K. Subban @PKSubban1
They don’t call the east coast league the jungle because my brother and the other black players are the monkeys! Hey <a href=”https://twitter.com/jacobpanetta?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@jacobpanetta</a> you shouldn’t be so quick delete your Twitter or your Instagram account you will probably be able to play again… that’s what history says but things <a href=”https://t.co/8zOJ9q47pk”>pic.twitter.com/8zOJ9q47pk</a>
“The South Carolina Stingrays are disgusted and appalled by last night’s incident involving Jordan Subban,” team president Rob Concannon said in a statement. “Our organization stands in support of our friend and teammate, Jordan, as well as all other players who continue to deal with racism and discrimination. This behavior is unacceptable and has to stop.”
The Icemen also released a statement:
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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