The Bruins have some outstanding leadership. They really do.
As you may recall, last week Patrice Bergeron made a thoughtful statement about how he can longer be silent regarding racism. Then, he doubled down and made sizable donations to organizations that can fight for the cause.
A statement from Patrice Bergeron.
To those who wish to support:
NAACP Boston: https://t.co/uXXPUDXivO
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 3, 2020
Then, this weekend, Zdeno Chara also made another thoughtful statement and doubled down by joining the peaceful protest in Boston.
A statement from Zdeno Chara. pic.twitter.com/acqHFfP1My
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 6, 2020
These two guys. Don’t you just love them?
But wait, there’s more. A former Bruins player also made his own statement and participated in protests in his adopted city of Dallas.
— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) June 2, 2020
— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) June 4, 2020
Good on him.
It’s important for hockey players to speak up and out, to welcome black communities and black hockey players because we are all equally important no matter the color of our skin, what we do for an occupation, or how much money we have or don’t have. Sport unites us all and no one should ever be excluded, bullied, or scared away from enjoying athletes in competition. Hockey is a fantastic sport that everyone should have a chance to enjoy. For those often privileged players to come out and support their communities like this during this movement is a great step forward.