Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT047 - (SPORTS-HKN-Chicago-Racist-Taunt) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CHICAGO. x-08s. A visiting black player was taunted by four male fans shouting "basketball, basketball, basketball" Saturday night during the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Washington Capitals. Washington's Devante Smith-Pelly was serving a major penalty for fighting Chicago's Connor Murphy when the fans taunted him in the penalty box.Capitals head coach Barry Trotz says he thought it was disgusting. ("..shows ignorance.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: An off-ice official sitting next to Smith-Pelly notified building security, and the fans were ejected. --

NAT046 - (SPORTS-HKN-Chicago-Racist-Taunt) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) CHICAGO. x-12s. A visiting black player was taunted by four male fans shouting "basketball, basketball, basketball" Saturday night during the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Washington Capitals. …

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