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Former Flames player accuses Bill Peters of racist comments

Summary

A former Flames player is accusing head coach Bill Peters of uttering racist comments.

Akim Aliu said Bill Peters "dropped the N-bomb several times" towards him in the dressing room in his rookie year.

Flames GM Brad Treliving said he won't make any further comments on the accusations until he has met with Peters.

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A former Flames player is accusing head coach Bill Peters of uttering racist comments.

In a series of tweets during the Flames-Penguins’ game Monday, Akim Aliu said Bill Peters “dropped the N-bomb several times” towards him in the dressing room in his rookie year.

Aliu also claimed Peters “wrote a letter to John McDonough and Stan Bowman to have me sent down to the ECHL.”

Flames GM Brad Treliving said he has been made aware of the tweet:

“I haven’t had a chance to sit down with Bill or our people internally to talk about this and to get to the bottom of this,” Treliving said after the game. “We take these matters very, very seriously.”

Treliving said he won’t make any further comments on the accusations until he has met with Peters.

Akim Aliu had two short stints with the Flames in 2011 and 2012.