Screenshot from video where Cheektowaga hockey players make monkey noises at Amherst hockey who is black. (Screenshot courtesy of Bob Kazee)

VIDEO: Racism at a Cheektowaga/Amherst hockey game?

Many WNYers outraged over video alleging racism against Cheektowaga hockey

March 16, 2019 - 6:39 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Many in Western New York are outraged after a video that shows Cheektowaga hockey players making racism comments towards a black player for Amherst.

The video showed the Cheektowaga players making monkey noises. The person who filmed the incident can be heard asking "Really?"

You can view the video here


Towards the end of the video, a player from Cheektowaga is heard yelling an expletive. The person filming the video heard the word "monkeys".

It is now being reported that the Cheektowaga Warriors will suspend two players as well as an assistant coach in connection with the incident. There is no word on the length of those suspensions.

The story was first reported by WGRZ and Justin Bailey reacted on his Twitter feed.


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