Connor McDavid Humiliates the Staal Brothers

Published March 24, 2023 at 3:32 PM
BY MACKENZIE STERN-KOLESNIKOW
     
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Connor McDavid and Zach Hyman of the Edmonton Oilers have shown their support for LGBTQ+ individuals in the hockey community. The discussion around NHL Pride Nights and whether players should participate has become a reality in recent times. However, players who opt out of these events have faced criticism from their peers and the public.

McDavid supports the LGBTQIA+ community



Eric and Marc Staal, along with other players, have chosen not to participate in the Florida Panthers' Pride Night, prompting McDavid and Hyman to speak out in support of inclusivity. McDavid stated:

"I feel very strongly that hockey needs to be inclusive and include everybody."

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Hyman reinforced McDavid's stance, stating that:

But it can show you support the entire community. More importantly, you just want to do everything you can to make everybody who doesn't feel included in society feel included. This community has not always felt included in aspects of sport and life. For us as hockey players, it's important to show that it doesn't matter what your gender is, what your ethnicity is, what your race is or what your sexual orientation is. You're welcome in the hockey world.

A good gesture like that can show that we care."

Hyman emphasized that the hockey world should be welcoming to individuals regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, or sexual orientation. He stated that demonstrating care and support for the LGBTQ+ community can make a difference in their lives.


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