Colorado Avalanche is working with law enforcement in St. Louis regarding center-directed threats Nazim Qadri After their match 3 victory over the Blues on Saturday night.
The threats came after a successive injury to the Blues goalkeeper Jordan Bennington After the collision, Kadri participated in it.
Only six minutes and 45 seconds into the first period of Match 3, Cadri and the Blues defender Cali Rosen Crashed in Bennington. The collision injured Bennington in the lower body, forcing him to leave the game and banish him for the rest of the series. to support Phil Hoso, who started the post-season as the No. 1 goalkeeper in the Blues, entered the game and lost four goals on 23 shots in the 5-2 defeat. Avalanche carries a 2-1 streak heading into Game 4 Monday night in St. Louis.
On Sunday, hockey player Akim Aliu tweeted that he had spoken to Kadri and that the avalanche center had “been subjected to numerous racist attacks and threats since last night, which resulted in the police being brought in”. Aliu and Kadri are founding members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, an organization of current and former hockey players of color who strive to eliminate racism from the game.
Qadri is a Muslim of Lebanese origin.
“Racist attacks like this have no place in hockey and should be investigated and reported,” Aliu said.
Colorado issued a statement to the media on Sunday, saying that “Avalanche’s organization is aware of the threats against Nazim Qadri and is working with local law enforcement to investigate.”
After the third game, the Blues coach Craig Berob He questioned Qadri’s role in the injury. “Look at Kadri’s reputation. That’s all I have to say,” he said of Kadri, who has several post-season suspensions, including an eight-game ban for illegal screening of the St.Louis captain. Justin Falk in the 2021 qualifiers.
My destiny is not called a penalty in the play. The NHL’s management of player safety has decided that no additional discipline is necessary for him.
Aliou told ESPN that Qadri felt unsafe at the Avalanche team hotel in St. Louis, in part due to social media threats. He said that there had to be additional police stationed in front of the hotel because of these threats.
He also called Aliou the St. Louis coach because he gave tips based on Qadri’s reputation.
“Birubi is not the one who should be talking about reputation,” Aliu said. “The guy is on record because he called another player ‘monkey’ but he’s talking about reputation.”
Berube, who hails from the First Nations, was suspended for one game in November 1997 for calling the Florida Panthers forward. Peter Worrell “Monkey” while Birubi was playing at Washington Capitals. Laurel apologized in a phone call and Laurel said that before it was not in the intended context.
Kadri defended his actions in the third game.
“I just see a loose puck, really,” he said. “It was just sitting behind him. Their defenseman bumped into me and pushed me inside. If it wasn’t for that, I don’t think I would have hit him at all.”
The situation with Binnington took an odd turn after the match. Qadri was giving a post-match interview with TNT and talking about the collision. He paused for a moment and then continued, eventually telling the broadcast that Bennington might have thrown a water bottle at him. In his post-match press conference, Qadri did not hold back on this hint.
According to The Athletic, two people have confirmed that Bennington threw the water bottle. Multiple NHL sources told ESPN on Sunday that the league would not fine or suspend Bennington for the incident.
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