Details are still emerging so we will keep it just to the facts and info being released, but Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters has been accused of using racial slurs against former Flames player Akim Aliu. The allegations didn’t come from Peters with Calgary, but from his time coaching Aliu in the minors. Here’s the Tweet from Aliu that is in question:
Not very surprising the things we’re hearing about Babcock. Apple doesn’t fall far from the Tree, same sort of deal with his protege in YYC. Dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music. First one to— Akim Aliu (@Dreamer_Aliu78) November 26, 2019
The Flames received word of this during the game and GM Brad Treliving addressed the media after the game:
This is a fluid situation and the Flames will most likely address the media tomorrow after they speak with Peters. Keep it here for any and all updates regarding this situation.