A broadcaster for a junior hockey team in Canada was fired after using an antisemitic slur during a game Wednesday night
The Okotoks Oilers are based in Okotoks Alberta, Canada, and play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
During the playoff game Wednesday between the Oilers and the Brooks Bandits, which was broadcast on The Eagle 100.9 radio station, analyst Mark Frank used a word the American Jewish Committee says is “rooted in the false stereotype that Jews are cheap or stingy,” according to the Alberta Report.
“During the March 29th, 2023 game broadcast of the AJHL playoff game between the Okotoks Oilers and Brooks Bandits, the colour commentator for the Okotoks Oilers made a discriminatory comment and as such has been permanently removed from the broadcast crew. The Okotoks Oilers and Alberta Junior Hockey League apologize to all those who heard the comment and will not tolerate this type of behaviour.”
Frank’s picture was taken off the Okotoks Oilers website and the word was removed from the video of the play-by-play action, according to the Alberta Report.