The NHL is looking into an apparent homophobic slur that Scotiabank Arena audio picked up from a player during the broadcast of Monday’s Maple Leafs-Lightning game.

The player in question was Morgan Rielly. 


It all went down during Monday’s Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning game — when Rielly got into a heated exchange with a ref … and people watching on TV claim they heard the homophobic slur. There’s a debate over whether Rielly used the homophobic f-word or if he said, “F*cking rag it” … a hockey term that essentially means to freeze the puck and waste time. 

Check out the video below: 

Leafs GM Kyle Dubas also addressed the alleged slur, saying:

These guys aren’t too worried about what they say on the ice. 

They’re playing hockey, not tiddlywinks.

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