This looks bad…
Philadelphia Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault was asked on Thursday about his thoughts on professional sports teams boycotting play Wednesday night in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
And fans are impressed with his statement.
“Listen, I’m disappointed to disappoint you again with my answer, but ever since we eliminated Montreal, the only thing that’s been open in my room is my computer, to hockey games,” Vigneault said Thursday.
“I have really no idea what’s going on in the outside world. We’re in this bubble right now, I’m invested 24-7 on our team, working 20 hours a day, going through video, and preparing our group. I don’t do Twitter, I haven’t read a single sports article in I don’t know how long, and I haven’t read any type of article in I don’t know how long.”
The Flyers were set to take on the New York Islanders in Game 3 on Thursday, but the NHL’s two-day work stoppage in protest against police brutality and racial injustice changed the schedule. The NHL made the decision a day after the NBA’s postponed/canceled games on Wednesday seeing that the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court in a show of protest against the issues of police brutality and racial inequality.
The NHL has been criticized for acting late on the matter, though they attempted to show they cared when holding a moment of reflection ahead of Game 3 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins on Wednesday to recognize Blake’s family and denounce racial injustice.
Players of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, notably Evander Kane and Matt Dumba, criticized the league for its “lack of action and meaningful change.”
We can’t wait to see what they will say about Vigneault…