STATEMENT FROM BOKO IMAMAJan 22, 2020
Please see the following statement pertaining to the racial slur that took place in Monday’s game between the Ontario Reign and Bakersfield Condors.
FROM BOKO IMAMA OF THE ONTARIO REIGN:
I have taken some time to reflect on what transpired on the ice against Bakersfield Monday night. What happened is unfortunate for everyone. No matter how intense or heated a game gets, there is no room for this in our game and no excuse. I am very proud to be an African Canadian hockey player and to stand for all other players that are in the same situation as me.
I would like to thank the Los Angeles Kings and Ontario Reign, Edmonton Oilers and Bakersfield Condors for their professionalism in helping me handle this situation. Last but not least, I cannot thank my family and friends for their continued love and support.
At this time, I will not make any further statements or comments and I would very much appreciate if those wishes were respected.