Canada's Jacob Panetta suspended indefinitely by ECHL for apparent racist gesture | CBC Sports

ECHL suspends hockey player after South Carolina Stingrays' Jordan Subban said a racist gesture was used against him during Saturday night's game

2022-01-23 8:32:00 PM

ECHL suspends hockey player after South Carolina Stingrays' Jordan Subban said a racist gesture was used against him during Saturday night's game

The ECHL acted swiftly Sunday, suspending Jacksonville Icemen defenceman Jacob Panetta indefinitely, pending a hearing, for an apparent racial gesture toward fellow Canadian Jordan Subban of the South Carolina Stingrays during Saturday night's game.

·(Submitted by ECHL)After the game, Subban accused Panetta of making a monkey gesture. His older brother P.K., an NHL defenceman with the New Jersey Devils, took to Twitter to react to the incident at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.@PKSubban1@PKSubban1

"More like [Panetta] 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," Subban

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jacobpanetta gave a scripted cookie cutter response. Any other organization would fire him for the same action. Why was this not made public by players, fans or officials? It took the brother PKSubban1 to do so? Therein lies the bigger problem. Suspension not enough. Wow was I ever surprised at response by. ECHL so fast after apology! Great to say not allowed to do these things but don’t spoil hockey by being offended every time tempers flair! Solution is simple disband ECHL League now or if a fan boycott league and games! Player get Lawyer!

What this 'gesture' was is unclear, and may have been misinterpreted. Everyone get a grip... There should be no such thing in this world today .We all have the same body parts .Just our skin and race is different .And we all bleed the same colour blood RED Wow! Good job. Jacksonville Icemen release player accused of on-ice racist gesture.

He's from Bellville, colour me surprised say hi to Bill Peters for us. byeshitbag What constitutes a racist gesture in this case? Kids did Asians in school by pulling their eyes back and bucking their teeth but the teachers never thought it was racist. Indians too,by flapping their mouths and warbling - again not considered racist. How does one do white?

I just watched this clip 4 times and I’m not seeing this “gesture”. What time in the clip is all this racism’ing occurring? ECHL

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Kick him out of the league! End the madness and get rid of the bad actors Kick him of the league; that might wake him and other sup. After he said? There is footage of the incident

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Social Sharing D-man accused of raising arms toward side directed at Jordan Subban, who is Black CBC Sports · Posted: Jan 23, 2022 12:10 PM ET | Last Updated: 29 minutes ago The ECHL has barred Jacksonville Icemen defenceman Jacob Panetta of Belleville, Ont., indefinitely, pending a hearing, for an apparent racial gesture toward fellow Canadian and South Carolina Stingrays blue-liner Jordan Subban in Saturday night's game. (Submitted by ECHL) Video of the incident 23 seconds into overtime in the Florida city shows Panetta, from Belleville, Ont., appearing to raise his arms toward his side while looking at Subban, also a defenceman and a native of Rexdale, Ont. According to the Florida-Times Union, the game report indicates the officiating crew assessed Panetta's two game misconduct penalties for continuing an altercation and for "inciting," under ECHL Rule 75.5, which applies to "obscene gestures on the ice or anywhere in the rink before, during or after the game." After the game, Subban accused Panetta of making a monkey gesture. His older brother P.K., an NHL defenceman with the New Jersey Devils, took to Twitter to react to the incident at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. They don’t call the east coast league the jungle because my brother and the other black players are the monkeys! Hey @jacobpanetta 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 pic.twitter.com/8zOJ9q47pk — @PKSubban1 are changing. now not just the hockey world knows your true colours… your hometown of Belleville knows, your family, and friends know you’re a fraud ..with everything that has gone on in the past couple years in the world I’ll say with all due respect to everyone who has an — @PKSubban1 "We all know what's ok and what's not," continued the elder Subban. "Even your own teammates wanted to see you get your clock cleaned. This happens a lot and it never gets exposed in the lower leagues. One thing that I love about this is Jordan's teammates standing in there and showing support. Love that." Jordan Subban further share some thoughts on social media. "More like [Panetta] 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," Subban wrote to his Twitter account. Jacksonville currently has no Black players on its active roster after goalie Charles Williams was summoned to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League earlier this month. Akim Aliu, Nazem Kadri, others share painful past in campaign to rid NHL of racism Saturday's incident occurred one day after the American Hockey League barred San Jose Barracuda forward Krystof Hrabik for 30 games following a racial gesture toward another player earlier this month. Panetta, 26, is a regular with the South Division-leading Icemen after appearing in six games in his rookie season a year ago. The longest suspension in franchise history is 16 games, handed to Emerson Clark in January 2020 for physical abuse of an on-ice official. With files from Field Level Media