Following pressure from San Jose Sharks player Evander Kane and the Hockey Diversity Alliance, the NHL finally followed the lead of every other professional sports league and postponed their games in response to racial injustice in the U.S.
According to Andy Strickland, rinkside reporter for Fox Sports, NHL games are postponed tonight and tomorrow.
According to the CBC, Evander Kane, who is the co-head of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, said that game postponement by the NHL would send “a clear message that human rights take priority over sports.”
The NHL joins the NBA, WNBA, MLS and MLB in halting activity in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday, which was followed by three nights of peaceful protests — and not-so peaceful looting and rioting, as well as the murder of two people by a 17-year-old Trump fan — in Kenosha and elsewhere in the U.S. Blake was shot seven times on Sunday (for no apparent reason) and amazingly survived but is paralyzed from the waist down.
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