Unlike Other Major Sports, Not One Player Kneels at NHL Games

Unlike Other Major Sports, Not One Player Kneels at NHL Games

At three different NHL exhibition games this week, not a single player kneeled during the national anthem.

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins all stood for the anthem.

The Penguins tweeted:

“The Penguins and Flyers, two of the fiercest rivals in sports, united in solidarity this afternoon, to stand up against social injustice, racism, and hate. The teams stood as one across each club’s respective blue lines prior to today’s game.”

The New York Rangers and New York Islanders played in Toronto Wendesday, and all players and coaches stood for both the Canadian and American national anthems.

And Thursday saw the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators standing as well. Dallas News reported that instead of taking a knee, the players locked arms “as a show of unity supporting equality.”

Good for the NHL. It takes courage to do what this league did.

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