The Pétroliers du Nord, the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH) tean that hosted the game where a racist incident took place last weekend, has banned two of the fans it believes were involved.
The team issued a statement Friday saying that after watching videos of the incident, and with the help of people who were in the arena, two individuals have been identified.
Jonathan Diaby, a player for the LNAH’s Marquis de Jonquière, said he and his family members were called the N-word and compared to baboons during a game last Saturday.
“These two individuals will be banned for life from the Rivière-du-Nord regional arena,” team spokesperson Nicolas Pelletier said in the statement.
“The management obviously condemns all hateful, homophobic or bullying remarks,” Pelletier said.