Paul Bissonnette draws Daniel Carcillo into ‘mud’ with claims of racist behavior


first_imgPaul Bissonnette and Daniel Carcillo dropped their metaphorical gloves on Twitter on Saturday night when the former accused the latter of calling him the N-word when they were teammates in the minor leagues. He added that he knew of Carcillo wearing a swastika in the NHL.Bissonnette’s tweet laid out his history with Carcillo, who skated alongside him with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from 2005-07. Remember when you used to call me a ni**er in the locker room every day in Wilkes-Barre? Remember when you had a sauwastika embroidered on a robe underneath the hood you wore in an NHL locker room until the captain found out and talked some sense into you? Welcome to the mud Dan.— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) February 16, 2020This was a response to Carcillo tweeting: “Damage control after the fallout with [Jeremy] Roenick,” referring to an article by The (Toronto) Globe and Mail titled The Power of Paul Bissonnette: How a former tough guy became the most influential person in hockey.”Damage control after the fallout with [email protected] #NHL @globeandmail— Daniel Carcillo (@CarBombBoom13) February 15, 2020Roenick parted ways with NBC Sports recently after being suspended for inappropriate comments he made about co-workers Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter while appearing on Barstool Sports’ “Spittin’ Chiclets” podcast, which Bissonnette co-hosts. MORE: Jeremy Roenick apologizes for ‘insensitive comments’ that led to NBC Sports suspensionAfter Bissonnette’s tweet immediately went viral, Carcillo responded by acknowledging he used the slur:I cleaned up my side of the street Paul. I apologized to you for using that word in your direction. You accepted it months ago. And as I said before to you, the same day in an exchange of messages, I don’t know how to embroider and that never happenedMessages to follow— Daniel Carcillo (@CarBombBoom13) February 16, 2020Bissonnette’s tweet garnered a lot of reactions from other well-known hockey figures — including Roenick.Goodnight Dan! @CarBombBoom13 @BizNasty2point0— Jeremy Roenick (@Jeremy_Roenick) February 16,— Michael Grabner (@grabs40) February 16, 2020thank you for finally exposing this guy. So painful whenever the internet treats him like hockey’s greatest hero.— JD Bunkis (@JDBunkis) February 16, 2020Oh boy— Cam Janssen (@CamJanssen25) February 16, 2020last_img

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