New York City Rangers prospect K’Andre Miller was consistently called a racial slur throughout a Zoom chat with fans Friday.
The team had actually established a Q&A with its 2018 first-round choice, who signed an entry-level agreement last month. As the Zoom chat was continuing, somebody pasted the slurs on the screen several times in succession. ( WARNING: The slurs are noticeable in the connected material.)
In a declaration, the team stated: “We held an online video chat with fans and New York Rangers prospect K’Andre Miller, during which a vile individual hijacked the chat to post racial slurs, which we disabled as soon as possible. We were incredibly appalled by this behavior, which has no place online, on the ice, or anywhere, and we are investigating the matter.”
The NHL likewise launched a declaration stating: ” The National Hockey League is horrified that a video call set up today by the New york city Rangers to present their fans to among the league’s inbound stars, K’Andre Miller, was hacked with racist, afraid taunts. The individual who dedicated this despicable act remains in no chance an NHL fan and is not invite in the neighborhood.
“No one deserves to be subjected to such ugly treatment and it will not be tolerated in our league. We join the Rangers in condemning this disgusting behavior.”
Zoom has actually acquired appeal throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a method for people to interact, however “Zoom bombing” has actually likewise been on the rise with lots of hackers getting into chats.
Miller, a defenseman, signed with the Rangers after tallying 18 points in 36 games for the University of Wisconsin last season. He likewise belonged to the U.S. team at the World Junior Championship teams in 2018 and2019 He was called an alternate captain for in 2015’s competition.