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Ryan Garcia banned by WBC after using racist slurs online – NBC New York

Ryan Garcia banned by WBC after using racist slurs online – NBC New York

Ryan Garcia was banned by the World Boxing Council on Thursday after repeatedly using racial slurs against black people and disparaging Muslims in comments broadcast live on social media.

Mauricio Sulaiman, President of the WBC announced the penalty against Garcia on social media platform X.

“In exercise of my authority as WBC President, I hereby expel Ryan Garcia from any activity with our organization,” Sulaiman posted. “We reject any form of discrimination.”

Garcia published an apology of sorts. in X.

“I was trolling. I want all the killings to stop,” Garcia wrote. “I love you all, I’m sorry if I offended you.”

An attorney representing Garcia did not immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Last month, Garcia was suspended for a year by the New York State Athletic Commission, which also ruled that his April 20 win over Devin Haney would be considered a no contest after he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.