Italian hockey player punished for racist slurs

Updated: December 28, 2005, 12:49 PM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- A hockey player was banned for life from Italy's national team after repeatedly shouting racist slurs at an opponent during a league game.

The punishment was largely symbolic since Daniele Veggiato hasn't played with the national team since 2003 and is not on Italy's roster for the Turin Olympics.

Veggiato, a forward for the Alleghe team, was barred from "all future activities" of the national team for insulting Cortina defenseman Luca Zandonella on Monday, the Italian Federation ...

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