A fan in attendance at Thursday night's Flyers-Red Wings game in London, Ontario hurled a banana at newcomer Wayne Simmonds during the shootout, according to Frank Seravalli.
After the game, Simmonds took the high road. The quotes via Sam Carchidi:
"I guess it's something I have to deal with — being a black player playing a predominantly white sport."
Oh yeah, he scored on the play.
Gary Bettman released a statement this morning:
"We have millions of great fans who show tremendous respect for our players and for the game. The obviously stupid and ignorant action by one individual is in no way representative of our fans or the people of London, Ontario."
Seravalli has more. There's a grainy vidoe of the shootout after the jump.