Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game for a homophobic slur made toward an official on Tuesday night.
Along with his suspension, Shaw was fined $5,000.00 for inappropriate gestures at an official as he skated to the penalty box following an interference call and will have to complete sensitivity training.
The penalty and ensuing situation is below…
Shaw issued an apology earlier today, stating the following…
I am sincerely sorry for the insensitive remarks that I made last night while in the penalty box. When I got home and saw the video, it was evident that what I did was wrong, no matter the circumstances. I apologize to many people, including the gay and lesbian community, the Chicago Blackhawks organization, Blackhawks fans and anyone else I may have offended. I know my words were hurtful and I will learn from my mistake.
Shaw’s penalty put the Blackhawks’ in a shorthanded situation with approximately two minutes remaining in a 4-3 game. St. Louis closed out the victory and now hold a 3-1 series lead with game five scheduled for Thursday night.
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