National Hockey League investigates an alleged slur during a game


The National Hockey League (NHL) says it is investigating an alleged homophobic slur that was used in a game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The video of the incident is now deleted from the social media apparently showed Maple Leafs defender Morgan Rielly referring to the referee with an F-slur. NHL, which covers USA and Canada, launched an investigation. “The NHL is aware of reports that a homophobic slur was used during the Maple Leafs-Lightning game. The League is investigating the incident and will have no further comment until this investigation is completed,” the statement reads. Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas said that they were aware of the incident and they vocally condemn homophobia. “We are in communication with the NHL and are cooperating fully with their office,” they say.


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