Michigan State senior Jagger Joshua has accused an Ohio State player of directing a racial slur his way during a recent game.
Joshua posted his accusation to social media on Monday, exclaiming that “Acts of racism do not belong in hockey.”
“Acts of racism do not belong in hockey, as they can discourage African Americans and minorities like myself from playing and loving the game,” Joshua twitted. “Inaction in the face of racist comments and actions allow these behaviors to continue.”
“On November 11th in our game against Ohio State, one of their players called me a racial slur multiple times,” Joshua added. “One of the officials heard the slur and gave the player a game misconduct penalty. There was an investigation by the Big Ten in the days after the incident, but not further action has been taken by the Big Ten conference or Ohio State.”