It's been quite the year when it comes to racism in the world of hockey. 

We've heard some very disappointing and unacceptable storylines regarding racism and it seems some people just haven't learned. 

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Brandon Manning who currently plays for the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL has been suspended for five games after directing a racial slur at an Ontario Reign player. 

Those racial slurs were directed at Bokondji Imama who's parents immigrated to Montreal, Canada from the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Manning issued an apology on the incident.

“Last night I made comments to an opposing player that were stupid and offensive. After the game I spoke with the opposing player in person, which I’m very grateful for. He allowed me to apologize and I took full responsibility for what I said. To say I’ve learned from this situation is an understatement and I promise to be better."