Devante Smith-Pelly calls racial taunts ‘disgusting’

The day after four fans were ejected from the Chicago Blackhawks’ game against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night for making racist comments toward Devante Smith-Pelly, the Caps forward said the situation was “sad” and “disgusting.”

Smith-Pelly, who is black, was in the penalty box in the third period after a fight with Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy. He was seen becoming visibly upset with fans at the glass to his left, at one point grabbing his stick and walking over to tap the glass with it. United Center ushers removed four fans from the game after the incident.