But the fifth duel of these two opponents in the current season also had a disgusting finish. Tensions on the part of several individuals were transferred from the ice and the substitutes to an open confrontation between the players and members of the implementation teams and the organizers, later, according to RTVS, the police were even supposed to intervene in front of the stadium.
The proverbial spark before the outbreak of emotions was supposed to be the racist remarks of the members of the Michaloviec implementation team against the Canadian dark-skinned defenders in the jersey of Spišská Nová Ves, Matthew Petgrave and Arvin Atwal. According to the management of HK Spišská Nová Ves, the delegate of the meeting also stated these facts in his minutes.
“Based on the delegate’s minutes after yesterday’s meeting, which includes verbal and physical assault, as well as racist assault by members of the home club’s implementation team and the organizing service, we decided to move the whole situation to our club lawyer. After studying the whole situation, we will consider legal action against selected persons, “said the HK Spišská Nová Ves team on its profiles on social networks.
“We are disappointed with the actions of some people during and especially after the match. The behavior they have shown is absolutely unacceptable and degrading. Insulting anyone with racist gestures and shouts does not belong to any society and not to sports at all.
It is a shame and a failure of some individuals who use this behavior to undermine the good name of the sports company, Tipos extra league and ice hockey in Slovakia. The custodian of the home team has been dealt with several times during similar incidents, “added Spišici on their fejsbúk.