Bill Peters resigns as head coach for the Calgary Flames.
The 53-year-old should have filed his own dismissal application according to Calgary's general manager, Brad Treliving, who announced the coach's departure during a press conference tonight.
"This morning I received Bill Peter's resignation, which I have accepted," Brad Treliving opened the press conference.
- Bill Peters is, with immediate effect, no longer part of Calgary Flame's organization.
It was on Monday night that former AIK and Karlskrona player Akim Aliu made accusations on Twitter where he said that Peters had directed racist misgivings against him on numerous occasions.
The time for these events must have been when Peters was the head coach of Aliu for two years in Chicago's pharma team, Rockford IceHogs, who plays in the AHL.
Since Monday's charges, Peters has not been on any training with Calgary and was also missing during Wednesday's game against Buffalo when he made a statement instead.
“Please accept my sincere apologies to you, and the entire Calgary Flames organization, for using abusive language in my work ten years ago. I know that my comments have been the source of both anger and disappointment and I understand why, Peters writes in the open letter published by TSN. "
"Although it was a single incident that I immediately regretted, I take responsibility for what I said."
In the surge of accusations, more players have commented on Bill Peter's methods. Michal Jordán states that during their time in the Carolina Hurricanes, Peters used gross physical force.
"I never wish anything bad for the person but you get what you deserve Bill .... He kicked me and hit other players in the head during the match and then pretended nothing had happened. I couldn't believe my eyes that such things could happen in the best league in the world, ”Czech media writes.