The Montreal canadiens joined several teams of the national hockey League (NHL) Monday, reacting by way of a press release on the death of George Floyd.
The organization has supported the demonstrations that were held in the United States to protest against the intervention of the police officer Derek Chauvin, which has immobilized Floyd by pressing a knee against his head. The African-American died soon after.
“Like everyone, we were horrified by the pictures of this heinous crime and heinous. The violence and racism must stop, and, as an organization, we always strive to do our part in the transmission of the fundamental values of respect and inclusion. And we continue this fight,” said the CH.
In recent times, several NHL players have also condemned the racism and violence on the social networks, such as Quebec’s Anthony Duclair and Mathieu Joseph, as well as the former defender of the Canadian P. K. Subban. The captain of the Winnipeg Jets, Blake Wheeler has also published a message particularly touching.