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Sport "End Racism": NHL starts playoffs with a political note

10:25  02 august  2020
10:25  02 august  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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With the message “ END RACISM ” on the video screens around him, the Wild defenseman made a passionate speech about racial injustice on behalf of the league and the Hockey Diversity Alliance. Dumba and a handful of other Black hockey players formed the organization in June in the aftermath

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Matt Dumba (M) von Minnesota Wild kniet während der Nationalhymne vor dem NHL-Restart. © Jason Franson / The Canadian Press / AP / dpa Matt Dumba (M) from Minnesota Wild is kneeling during the national anthem before the NHL restart.

The North American professional ice hockey league NHL has started its extended playoffs in the fight against social injustice and racism.

Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild, one of the few black players in the league, was the first NHL player to kneel during the US anthem before the opening game in Edmonton between the domestic Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks, giving an emotional speech. The black players Malcolm Subban from the Blackhawks and Darnell Nurse from the Oilers each stood next to him with one hand on Dumba's shoulder.

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With the message “ END RACISM ” on the video screens around him, the Wild defenseman made a passionate speech about racial injustice on behalf of When the playoffs began Saturday, one banner in Toronto's Scotiabank Arena read, “#WeSkateFor Black Lives." Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said he

2020 NHL Playoffs Central: Bracket, schedule, scores, highlights, analysis. Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba opened the NHL 's Western Conference postseason with a heartfelt speech against racial Hockey is a great game. But it could be a whole lot greater. And it starts with all of us."

While the message “End Racism” was on video screens, the defender of the wild said: “Racism is everywhere and we have to fight it. I hope that inspires a new generation of ice hockey players and fans because black lives matter. Ice hockey is such a great game, but it could be much better. » Dumba, along with other black players, founded the Hockey Diversity Alliance in June after the death of African-American George Floyd from police violence in Minnesota.

The teams of the NHL had previously agreed, in contrast to the largely kneeling players of the professional basketball league NBA, to stand together and instead cross their arms.

The NHL ends its season in two bubbles in the Canadian cities of Edmonton and Toronto. Instead of the usual 16 teams, 24 teams will be in the playoffs this year. While the four best-ranked teams from the Eastern and Western Conference play their positions, the other teams have to qualify in best-of-five series for the playoffs that will then continue normally.

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The NHL 's return in Toronto was straightforward with only bare bones celebrations, a short welcome back video featuring celebrity fans before the national anthem. While NBA, MLB and MLS players have all taken a knee during the playing of the national anthem in a show of solidarity, not a single

The NHL playoffs are scheduled to be held exclusively in Canada, with games set to open in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday. We have a political culture that seems to work. It’s a functioning democracy where you don’t have polarization and terrible divisions happening,” he said.


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