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Head Coach Handed A Massive Suspension For Using A Homophobic Slur


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Hunter Bowman
December 12, 2023  (4:16 PM)
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In breaking news, the AHL has imposed a 10-game suspension on the Chicago Wolves following allegations of a homophobic slur directed at an official over the weekend.

The AHL's official statement reads:

"SPRINGFIELD, Mass. The American Hockey League today announced that Chicago Wolves head coach Bob Nardella has been suspended for 10 games as a consequence of his actions during a game at Texas on Dec. 9. Nardella was assessed a game misconduct for abuse of officials at 8:48 of the third period after using homophobic language."

Adding context, NHL insider Frank Seravalli sheds light on the situation:
No stranger to controversy, the 55-year-old Nardella, appointed head coach this past offseason, previously served as an assistant coach for the Wolves under Ryan Warsofsky since 2017. The AHL's Player Safety Committee also issued a one-game suspension to Chicago Wolves forward Dominic Franco for accumulating his second game misconduct in the "abuse of officials" category this season.
While the exact details of Nardella's comments remain undisclosed, it's evident that the hockey landscape has evolved. What was once a common insult is now deemed insensitive and outdated in 2023. Nardella's substantial suspension sends a clear message to hockey players worldwide that it's time to move away from such language.
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Head Coach Handed A Massive Suspension For Using A Homophobic Slur

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