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Edmonton Oilers' assistant coach Paul Coffey in a press conference.
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Fans are calling for an investigation on Paul Coffey's racist gesture

Published May 9, 2024 at 10:26
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Hockey fans are calling for an investigation on Paul Coffey after he was spotted doing racist gesture during last night's game between the Oilers and the Canucks.

The majority of Edmonton Oilers' fans were happy to see the organization hire the hockey legend Paul Coffey as assistant-coach earlier this season. However, no one could've predicted that such an incident would occur.

In last night's game, the first between the Oilers and the Canucks in Vancouver, it was reported that Coffey did a racist hand gesture to a fan who wore a turban.

A fan made the following post, urging the Oilers to take action:


"The Oilers were leading & Paul Coffey turned to make racist hand gestures toward a fan's turban, mocking his head. The Canucks game back and won in regulation. Karma is real. Hope Paul is held responsible for his actions."



As of now, there are no video of the gesture available, but with all the cameras in the building, it shouldn't be too long before we get to see what happened.

"NHL needs to investigate the allegations against Paul Coffey. There's a million cameras in the arena. Someone will have it on video if it's true."


Unfortunately, this wasn't Coffey's first use of racial gestures. Back in 2014, he received a game misconduct for using "discriminatory slur" and ended up being suspended for three games.

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