Players call for Stanley Cup Playoffs to be halted in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests

NHL Stanley Cup
The NHL's Stanley Cup. By Seán Kinane/WMNF News (16 March 2014).

Some professional hockey players have called for the Stanley Cup Playoffs to be halted in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests.

In a tweet Thursday afternoon, player Evander Kane tweeted today that players with the league’s Hockey Diversity Alliance “have formally requested the @NHL to suspend all playoff games today.”

Yesterday, Kane tweeted, “Actually it’s incredibly insulting as a black man in hockey the lack of action and acknowledgment from the @nhl, just straight-up insulting.”



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