P.K. Subban Speaks Out After Brother Targeted In Alleged Racist Taunt

South Carolina Stingrays player Jordan Subban
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NHL star P.K. Subban said he "couldn't sleep" after hearing his younger brother was the target of an allegedly racist taunt by an opposing player in the East Coast Hockey League. South Carolina Stingrays player Jordan Subban, (above) who is Black, claimed Jacksonville Icemen defenceman Jacob Panetta made "monkey gestures" toward him during an ECHL game last Saturday.

According to ESPN, the alleged incident occurred during overtime when South Carolina's Andrew Cherniwchan slammed into Jacksonville goalie Justin Kapelmaster, starting a fight between members of the two teams.

"... @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," Jordan wrote in a tweet in response to a post on the Icemen's Twitter account.

Following the altercation, the ECHL indefinitely suspended Panetta and the Icemen released him from the team a short time later. Read more.

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