Video: Racism scandal in Ukrainian ice hockey


A banana gesture by striker Andrei Deniskin towards an opponent shook the ice hockey scene.

Video: Racism scandal in Ukrainian ice hockey

In Ukraine, sport took a back seat on Sunday evening. In the ice hockey league game between HC Kremenchuk and Donbass Donetsk (3: 2) there was a serious racist insult after an argument on the ice.

Striker Andrei Deniskin showed his dark-skinned opponent Jalen Smereck, an American, a banana gesture and was excluded. As the Ukrainian league has now announced, proceedings will be initiated against Deniskin.

Deniskin tried to apologize via Instagram. The gesture arose out of emotion and he respected all people, regardless of their race or nationality.

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