A Protest against racism: NHL players knees for the first time, in the case of national anthems

for the First time NHL professionals as a Protest against racism and police went violent in full hockey gear during the national anthems on the knee. Ryan Reave

A Protest against racism: NHL players knees for the first time, in the case of national anthems

for the First time NHL professionals as a Protest against racism and police went violent in full hockey gear during the national anthems on the knee. Ryan Reaves, one of the few black players in the predominantly white League, and goalie Robin Lehner of the Vegas Golden Knights knelt together with Tyler Seguin and Jason Dickinson of Dallas Stars prior to the meeting of the two clubs in Edmonton.

The Restart of the NHL had chosen last Saturday, Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild, this Form of protest – in civilian clothes, after he had demanded in an emotional speech on the ice, greater efforts against racism. The defender from Canada with Filipino roots, however, was just gone at the anthem of the United States, but not in the canadian on the knee.

unlike in Basketball (NBA/WNBA), Football (NFL), soccer (MLS/NWSL) and Baseball (MLB) had introduced the NHL players in front of their own lots to this gesture, the NFL Star Colin Kaepernick is already 2016 in the American professional sports, is waived. Instead, it had become mixed in preparation for play to Restart, the Teams in the hymns with each other to demonstrate to Unity. The League had been criticised for their reluctance partly harsh.

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 05:19

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