New York Rangers’ best hope K’Andre Miller was repeatedly called a racial slur in a call to Zoom between him and team fans on Friday.
Zoom is a video conferencing service that has grown in popularity worldwide as the world reacts and adapts to the new work realities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
racial insult against Miller. “Data-reactid =” 25 “> A Zoom user – certainly not a fan if he exhibits this kind of horrible behavior – has used the chat function to repeatedly direct a racial insult against Miller.
The chat was to be a conference call between Miller and the first 500 fans to join the call.
New York released the following statement later Friday evening:
Miller was selected with the 22nd pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and many expect him to graduate from the Rangers shortly. An excellent skater, Miller has played for the United States in the last two world junior championships.
The mobile defender signed his three-year contract with the Rangers on March 16. This season, Miller has scored 18 points in 36 games for Wisconsin at the NCAA level.
It’s an appalling development, but in a year in which racism in hockey has continued to be a prevalent theme in the 2019-20 season, it’s one of the many incidents where the league must take a stand firmer to protect its players.
link to the Zoom incident. “Data-reactid =” 35 “> Here is a link to the Zoom incident.