Four Blackhawks fans may never be allowed back in the United Center again.
According to the Washington Post, the group of hecklers taunted Capitals winger Devante Smith-Pelly while he was in the penalty box with chants of “basketball, basketball, basketball.”
Smith-Pelly happens to be black.
“There’s absolutely no place in the game of hockey or our country for racism,” remarked Capitals head coach Barry Trotz. “I think it’s disgusting. There’s no place for it. Athletes in our country don’t deserve that. It just shows ignorance.”