Posted October 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Czech Republic's ice hockey federation says it has fined a club after its fans aimed racist chants toward Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds, who is playing in the top Czech league during the NHL lockout. In a statement on Tuesday, the federation said the Chomutov Pirates were fined 30,000 koruna ($1,554) by its disciplinary committee for the chants directed toward Simmonds, who is playing for the Liberec White Tigers. The chants were uttered during a game on Sunday. Chomutov has apologized to Simmonds, who is black, and the club said it would do everything it can to prevent any future abuse. Last year, a banana was thrown at Simmonds from the stands during an NHL preseason game in London, Ontario.
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