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Wild defenceman Matt Dumba of Regina becomes 1st NHLer to kneel for U.S. anthem

Wild defenceman Matt Dumba of Regina becomes 1st NHLer to kneel for U.S. anthem
Wild defenceman Matt Dumba of Regina becomes 1st NHLer to kneel for U.S. anthem

اخبارالعرب 24-كندا:السبت 1 أغسطس 2020 05:44 مساءً Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel for a national anthem during the league's restart on Saturday.

The Regina native made a speech about social and racial justice prior to Edmonton's first game of the NHL restart — the second overall — before he kneeled for "The Star Spangled Banner."

Players from the Oilers and Chicago stood around the centre-ice circle for both anthems prior to the game.

Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse and Chicago goalie Malcolm Subban each put a hand on Dumba's shoulder as he kneeled for a recording of the American anthem. All three players are Black.

WATCH | Wild defenceman Dumba takes a knee during anthem:

After delivering a powerful anti-racism speech, Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba took a knee during the American national anthem prior to Edmonton taking on Chicago. 1:32

Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Buble sang "O Canada" on a video recorded at Vancouver's Rogers Arena. Dumba stood for that anthem, played after "The Star Spangled Banner."

Dumba wore a "Hockey Diversity Alliance" shirt for the ceremony, which also paid tribute to front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Racism is everywhere, and we need to fight against it," Dumba said.

Similar ceremony planned for Toronto hub

A similar ceremony was planned for Saturday night's game between the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins in Toronto. No players appeared to kneel during anthems prior to the first two games in Toronto.

Social justice has been a theme in sports restarts.

Almost all NBA players have kneeled for the American anthem since the league resumed play Thursday in Orlando, Fla.

Major League Baseball also had players kneeling during its opening games last week, though it was not as big a percentage.

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