Former National Hockey League player Akim Aliu, who helped form the Hockey Diversity Alliance, has been very vocal on the NHL’s two-day work stoppage in protest against police brutality and racial injustice. The NHL’s protest is of course in reaction to the NBA’s decision to postpone/cancel games on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court in a show of protest against the issues of police brutality and racial inequality in the wake of Jacob Blake’s shooting in Kenosha, WI.
However, Aliu has also been very vocal on what some people should do to achieve some social progress and didn’t take it easy on NBC Sports’ Anson Carter.
On Wednesday night as the NBA and Milwaukee Bucks postpone/cancel games, Carter used the platform to discuss the movement and went on to comment the situation on his personal Twitter account.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us!!!” he wrote, posting along a segment from the show.
However, that was not enough for Aliu, who called out Carter, pointing out his lack of effort and calling him a disappointment. He went about it quite harshly…
“The NHL has went about their business …oh yah really Anson Carter..? And done WHAT?… please tell me..! You’re an embarrassment bro straight up. Time to call a spade a spade. You don’t get a pass because you’re black. If you ain’t with us you against us.”
Most fans truly believe Carter is looking for potential solutions, he certainly wasn’t looking for problems with Aliu and the Hockey Diversity Alliance. Carter showed maturity and poise and raised a very good point, but it seems like it wasn’t enough for Aliu, who was called out himself by fans on social media.
Because while trying to get social equality, this might be missing the point for Aliu…