Sheffield Steeldogs’ coach Andre Payette has condemned allegations of racially abusive taunts against Manchester Phoenix player Liam Chong. “It’s rubbish, I asked my team and nobody heard any such thing. I phoned Tony Hand (Phoenix coach) and asked Liam to identify whoever he claims said something so I could deal with it and he was unable to do so.”
Payette added: “He said he heard something from left side of our bench so I then asked our bench coach if she heard anything and she did not.”
Manchester won Saturday’s game at iceSheffield 5-3.
Dogs lost on Sunday at Guildford Flames, 4-2.
Steeldogs host Milton Keynes Lightning on Saturday - before facing Manchester again, on Sunday.