Calgary Flames, the trainer, investigates allegations. He used racial arches

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The National Hockey League announced Tuesday that it was investigating allegations against Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters that he had once used racist insults against a player and downgraded him to the minor league after the player pushed back.

The player, Akim Aliu, who was born in Nigeria, made the allegations on Twitter on Monday evening. He said when he played for the Chicago Blackhawks' subsidiary, Rockford IceHogs, a decade ago, Peters, who is white, "threw the N-bomb at me in the locker room several times in my freshman year because he didn't ". I don't like my choice of music. "

Aliu said that after he "rebelled" against the coach for using racist insults, Peters retaliated against him and advised executives to move Aliu to a lower league. Before that, he was seen as a 20-year-old player who "had a great start to his professional career".

The N.H.L. said in a statement "The behavior put forward is repulsive and unacceptable," adding, "we will not make any further comments until we have had the opportunity to investigate further."

Talk to reporters On Tuesday, Brad Treliving, General Manager of Flames, said the team had launched an investigation into Aliu's allegations on Monday evening. But he added, "Bill was not released from his duties." However, he later said that Peters would not train the team during Wednesday night's game, The Associated Press reported.

"We are not losing the seriousness of this," Treliving said earlier at a press conference in Buffalo, where the team will play a game Wednesday night. "We take it with the utmost seriousness. Until I can speak personally with everyone involved and with everyone we want to have with us, we will not make any comments. "

"We are continuing this ongoing investigation," he said. “We hope that this will be done quickly, but it has to be thorough. It has to be thorough and it has to be done correctly. "

Peters did not publicly comment on the allegations and was not present during the team's training on Tuesday. The Blackhawks said in a statement on Tuesday that the allegations are "something we take seriously."