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$ 50,000 for Floyd’s daughter, tears in eyes and the promises to teach children to love no matter their skin color. NHL stars have expressed they are not indifferent.

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As a result of the incident in Minneapolis, when an African-American man was killed by a police officer, mass protests began across America and beyond. Athletes, including NHL hockey players, have shown they are not indifferent to the situation.

New Jersey defender PK Subban took part in the charity event. The Canadian transferred $ 50,000 to the fund of Gianna Floyd, the 6-year-old daughter of African-American man George Floyd. PK Subban called on everyone to fight racism and support the GoFundMe Foundation.

On his Twitter page, Subban convinces everyone to think about their lives, what can be changed in it, and to take an active part in these changes. PK is ready for such changes.

Chicago captain Jonathan Toews admitted that there were tears in his eyes after watching the video of Floyd’s death. He left a message for white people on his Instagram account. “We must open our eyes and our hearts. This is the only choice we have, otherwise, that will continue. ” – Toews commented on the situation with the protests.

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A lot of people may claim these riots and acts of destruction are a terrible response. I’ll be the first to admit that as a white male that was also my first reaction. But who am I to tell someone that their pain is not real? Especially when it is at a boiling point and impossible to hold in anymore. It’s obviously coming from a place of truth. This reaction isn’t coming out of thin air. I’m not condoning or approving the looting, but are we really going to sit here and say that peaceful protesting is the only answer? There has been plenty of time for that, and if it was the answer we would’ve given it our full attention long ago. Listen to these two men debate. They are lost, they are in pain. They strived for a better future but as they get older they realize their efforts may be futile. They don’t know the answer of how to solve this problem for the next generation of black women and men. This breaks my heart. I can’t pretend for a second that I know what it feels like to walk in a black man’s shoes. However, seeing the video of George Floyd’s death and the violent reaction across the country moved me to tears. It has pushed me to think, how much pain are black people and other minorities really feeling? What have Native American people dealt with in both Canada and US? What is it really like to grow up in their world? Where am I ignorant about the privileges that I may have that others don’t? Compassion to me is at least trying to FEEL and UNDERSTAND what someone else is going through. For just a moment maybe I can try to see the world through their eyes. Covid has been rough but it has given us the opportunity to be much less preoccupied with our busy lives. We can no longer distract ourselves from the truth of what is going on. My message isn’t for black people and what they should do going forward. My message is to white people to open our eyes and our hearts. That’s the only choice we have, otherwise this will continue. Let’s choose to fight hate and fear with love and awareness. Ask not what can you do for me, but what can I do for you? Be the one to make the first move. In the end, love conquers all. #blacklivesmatter

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Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler said he showed news stories about the incident with Floyd to his children: Louie (7 years old), Leni (5), and Mace (3). “They saw George Floyd die on TV. He [Louie] asks us why the policeman didn’t take his leg off his neck? Why didn’t he raise his knee? We would like the whole family to take to the streets to support the protests. We want to show children how effective such actions can be, what a force it is when people get together. We often talk about it, show the children everything so that they understand the essence of the problem, so that they will always remember what it should be like, ”the hockey player said.

NHL leaders emphasize that racism, which exists today in all its forms, is unacceptable. But such words do not prevent cases of discrimination in the hockey league. Logan Couture insists that there are cases of racism in hockey, but he is grateful to those hockey players who speak bravely about this problem. We will talk in more detail about cases of discrimination against athletes on racial grounds in the next article. Don’t miss it.

Do you know a case of racism in hockey or other sports? Share in the comments.

You can also read about another scandal – the incident with K’Andre.

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