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Ice Hockey star apologises for gay slur - Australia Gay News Network

30 April 2016 | glrfcentral
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Ice Hockey star, Andrew Shaw, has apologised for a homophobic remark he made during a recent game in Chicago. Shaw, who plays for the Chicago Blackhawks, was heard using a gay slur directed at a referee during Game 4 against the St. Louis Blues after he was sent off.

In a statement released by the Chicago Blackhawks Shaw apologised and said:

“I am sincerely sorry for the insensitive remarks that I made last night while in the penalty box. When I got home and saw the video, it was evident that what I did was wrong, no matter the circumstances. I apologize to many people, including the gay and lesbian community, the Chicago Blackhawks organization, Blackhawks fans and anyone else I may have offended. I know my words were hurtful and I will learn from my mistake.”

The Blackhawks organization also came forward to express their disappointment in Shaw’s actions.

“We are extremely disappointed in Andrew Shaw’s actions last night. His comments do not reflect what we stand for as an organization. We are proud to have an inclusive and respectful environment, and to support various initiatives such as the You Can Play Project and the Chicago Gay Hockey Association. We will use this opportunity to further educate our players and organization moving forward, so that we all may learn from it.”

Shaw was suspended for a game, and fined $5,000 by the NHL.


Author Rachel Cook


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