Racist Czech Fans Arrested for Chants Directed at Wayne Simmonds, Who Has Since Left Team

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Unfortunately, this seems to happen to Wayne Simmonds every year.

Last season, a jackass from Canada was arrested for throwing a banana at Simmonds during a preseason game. Now some Czech folks find themselves in trouble for directing racist chants toward the Flyer.

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Czech fans calling themselves “Black Commando” chanted “opice” at Simmonds during a game last month. Opice is monkey in English. According to a Czech report, translated, those fans were arrested yesterday and charged with "misdemeanor disorderly conduct, defamation of nation, race and other ethnic groups."

There were other chants and insults, though it appears the fans, who were drunk at the time, are saying those were part of tradition at the arena. Some tradition.

Accusations are members of the fans, who call themselves the Black squad. They come in a black hooded sweatshirt and black scarf with the character that will now be examined by experts. Most of them were drunk. For example Pribyl admitted ten beers and two shots, which, according to him only "mild drunkenness, because it is trained."

According to the plaintiff Simmonds also shouted "hu hu hu", "Ku Klux Klan" and the song "Dead Gypsy floats on water and it belongs to nature." Fans in court mostly agreed that they are cries that the many years screaming hockey what it is.

"Hu hu hu is chanting at weakening, it has cast an opponent. Ku Klux Klan has always sung to We Will Rock You. Racism has nothing to do," said Pribyl. Ditty about "Gypsy" by other fans are traditionally referee when viewers dissatisfied with him. 

 

Simmonds said he didn’t know anything about the chants until a video was posted online. He has, however, since left the team, according to this report. His departure appears to be unrelated.

via Puck Daddy

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15 Comments

  • Candy from the Oak November 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Heard Jagr started the chant

    Reply
  • Harvey Levin November 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Come back to Philly Simmer

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  • Jay & Chad November 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    what a disgrace. poor guy deserves better

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  • Sow Shtreeet Slammer November 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Agreed, put them on the ice against the Simmer and see who’s calling who names.

    Reply
  • John Diamond November 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    disheartening

    Reply
  • Candy from the Oak November 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    He better of plowed some hot czech A hole

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  • GnA Kenny November 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    SMDH

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  • Gray November 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Google translate fail.

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  • Murdock November 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    No, you dope. Monkey is monkey in English. Opice is monkey in Czech.
    You really are the worst.

    Reply
  • The Taggart House November 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    There is a beer on the house when he gets back to Philly.

    Reply
  • GnA Brickhouse Owner November 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Stop by the Brickhouse tavern in GnA and stop and say hello. Taggarts house is a gay bar I heard.

    Reply
  • Mike November 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    @GnA Kenny- is your last name junod? Ha

    Reply
  • Lumpy7 November 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    “Defamation of nation”? Did Al Sharpton or Don King come up with that term? Sim should randomly beat one punk’s ass to set the bar-

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  • mild drunkenness, because it is trained November 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    These google translations have to be the best thing on this site. I could use one a day to put me in a good mood.

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