The ECHL Suspends Jacob Panetta Indefinitely for Racist Taunt


January 23

The ECHL announced Sunday Jacksonville Iceman’s Jacob Panetta had been suspended indefinitely for using a racist taunt toward the South Carolina Stingrays’ Jordan Subban.

Jordan Subban tweeted about the incident, saying Panetta was “making monkey gestures at me so I punched him in the face multiple times and he turtled like the coward he is.” His brother NHL defenseman P.K. Subban tweeted a video showing the offending taunt.

Stingrays team president Rob Concannon released a statement saying, “The South Carolina Stingrays are disgusted and appalled by last night’s incident involving Jordan Subban.”

The Jacksonville Iceman is a minor league affiliate of the New York Rangers, and South Carolina is an affiliate of the Washington Capitals.

Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, the Rangers are -170 against the Kings on Monday night.

This incident happened just one day after AHL forward Krystof Hrabik was suspended for 30 games after making racist gestures toward Boko Imama.

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