Racially-charged comments hurled at hockey game

OTTAWA – The league body overseeing women’s hockey in Ontario is investigating after some racially-charged comments were apparently made at a referee during a hockey game.

The peewee match at the Tom Brown Arena Saturday night involved the Cornwall Typhoons and Ottawa Ice.

According to CBC News, citing anonymous sources, parents on the Cornwall side of the arena were yelling racial slurs toward a referee, including a phrase “Go home, Mohammed.”

The parents reportedly left after the ref said he would end the game.

Ontario Women’s Hockey Association spokeswoman Fran Rider told the network she’s received a number of emails and telephone calls and it’s investigating.

The Cornwall Typhoons have apparently launched their own investigation too.

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