Paul Bissonnette accuses Daniel Carcillo of racist behavior: What we know

first_imgDamage control after the fallout with [email protected] #NHL @globeandmail— Daniel Carcillo (@CarBombBoom13) February 15, 2020Roenick left NBC Sports after he was suspended for inappropriate comments made on the Barstool Sports podcast “Spittin’ Chiclets” about colleagues Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter. Bissonnette is a co-host of the podcast.MORE: Jeremy Roenick apologizes for ‘insensitive comments’ that led to NBC Sports suspensionBissonnette responded to Carcillo’s tweet by stating that Carcillo called him the N-word in the locker room while they were teammates on AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the mid-2000s. He also alleged that Carcillo walked around an NHL dressing room wearing a robe that had a swastika embroidered on it.Remember when you used to call me a ni**er in the locker room every day in Wilkes-Barre? Remember when you had a sauwastika embroidered on a robe underneath the hood you wore in an NHL locker room until the captain found out and talked some sense into you? Welcome to the mud Dan.— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) February 16, 2020Carcillo responded to Bissonnette late Saturday night, tweeting that he used the slur and apologized to Bissonnette.I cleaned up my side of the street Paul. I apologized to you for using that word in your direction. You accepted it months ago. And as I said before to you, the same day in an exchange of messages, I don’t know how to embroider and that never happenedMessages to follow— Daniel Carcillo (@CarBombBoom13) February 16, 2020Here’s everything we know so far.What is Daniel Carcillo accused of saying?Paul Bissonnette accused Carcillo of calling him the N-word while they were teammates with AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The two played together on that team from 2005-07. Carcillo, in response, confirmed that he used the slur and that he apologized for saying it. He added that Bissonnette “accepted the apology months ago.”On Sunday, Carcillo posted a video explaining what happened, stating that he is guilty of making racist and homophobic comments to people on and off the ice.1) My response to @BizNasty2point0 & his [email protected] @spittinchiclets @NHL @NHLPA— Daniel Carcillo (@CarBombBoom13) February 16, 2020He went on to address Bissonnette’s comments specifically, saying that Bissonnette would always joke about himself and his mother to “get a rise out of people.” Carcillo said he participated in that banter, adding that Bissonnette called himself the N-word. Carcillo also said he is “not proud of” taking part.Carcillo denied ever wearing a robe embroidered with a swastika.Bissonnette responds to Carcillo’s video responseBissonnette responded to Carcillo’s video with a trio of tweets. He said the last thing he wanted to do was to take this feud online, but “I fired five warning shots but you wouldn’t listen. You pushed me over the edge.”He said he will discuss everything on his “Spittin’ Chiclets” podcast and called out those who were sending Carcillo death threats. Paul Bissonnette and Daniel Carcillo were enforcers on the ice and even though their playing careers are over, they are still trading barbs on Twitter.The exchange began when Bissonnette responded to a tweet by Carcillo regarding an article posted by The (Toronto) Globe and Mail about Bissonette becoming the most influential person in hockey. The tweet read: “Damage control after the fallout with (Jeremy) Roenick.” I have nothing to hide. I’ll address this situation on the podcast. I ask anyone who’s sending nasty messages to Dan to please stop. Even with Dan’s words towards me personally in the past I hold no grudges. I’m not a victim. I’m a guy who understood someone was in a bad place.— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) February 16, 2020Carcillo tweeted Sunday night that he’s having a law enforcement professional watch over his family as he travels to Canada because of the death threats.Thank you to the law enforcement professional who will be watching over my family this evening as I travel to CanadaI’ve had to take precautions due 2 the vile & specific threats that my family & I have [email protected]@barstoolsports @[email protected] @NHLPA— Daniel Carcillo (@CarBombBoom13) February 17, 2020Bissonnette, who played six years in the NHL, angrily addressed Carcillo’s accusations of him using the N-word, calling them “complete lies.” He also posted a screenshot of a text exchange with an unknown person who said they got Carcillo the swastika-embroidered robe.As far as his accusations and denials? I’m fuming. Complete lies. So if you’re questioning me you can kiss my ass.— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) February 16, 2020Former, current NHL players reactBissonnette’s tweet Saturday set off a frenzied reaction, including from— Ryan Whitney (@ryanwhitney6) February 16, 2020Oh boy— Cam Janssen (@CamJanssen25) February 16, 2020He did?? 🤦🏾‍♂️ WTF— Joel Ward (@JRandalWard42) February 16, 2020Goodnight Dan! @CarBombBoom13 @BizNasty2point0— Jeremy Roenick (@Jeremy_Roenick) February 16,— Michael Grabner (@grabs40) February 16, 2020last_img read more