Paul Bissonnette and Daniel Carcillo dropped their metaphorical gloves on Twitter on Saturday night when the former accused the latter of calling him the N-word when they were teammates in the minor leagues. He added that he knew of Carcillo wearing a swastika in the NHL.
Bissonnette’s tweet laid out his history with Carcillo, who skated alongside him with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from 2005-07.
This was a response to Carcillo tweeting: “Damage control after the fallout with [Jeremy] Roenick,” referring to an article by The (Toronto) Globe and Mail titled “The Power of Paul Bissonnette: How a former tough guy became the most influential person in hockey.”
Roenick parted ways with NBC Sports recently after being suspended for inappropriate comments he made about co-workers Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter while appearing on Barstool Sports’ “Spittin’ Chiclets” podcast, which Bissonnette co-hosts.
After Bissonnette’s tweet immediately went viral, Carcillo responded by acknowledging he used the slur:
Bissonnette’s tweet garnered a lot of reactions from other well-known hockey figures, including Coyotes forward Michael Grabner, Sportsnet’s JD Bunkis and nine-year NHLer Cam Janssen.
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