NHL Superstar Sidney Crosby Vows to Help Fight Discrimination

Andrew Limberg
June 03, 2020 - 9:07 am

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby has released a statement following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis Police custody last week.

On Wednesday, Crosby released the following statement through the Penguins.

What happened to George Floyd cannot be ignored. Racism that exists today in all forms is not acceptable. While I am not able to related to the discrimination that black and minority communities face daily, I will listen and educate myself more on how I can help make a difference.

Together, we will find solutions through necessary dialogue and a collective effort.

-Sidney.

Recently, Crosby came under criticism from San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane, who said people like Crosby and Tom Brady were not doing enough.

NHL on NBC analyst Pierre McGuire told the PM Team earlier this week that it's not unusual that Crosby wouldn't have spoken out yet because it is very, very rare for hockey players to step outside of the arena and speak on issues like this.  That being said, Pierre says he believes that when Sidney Crosby talks, people listen, so it would be impactful.

The Penguins as a team released a statement on Monday and participated on Black Out Tuesday to show they stand against racism.

During riots outside PPG Paints Arena on Saturday Penguins CEO David Morehouse helped rescue a TV camera man while he was being attacked.

A Police car was vandalized and set on fire and the Mario Lemieux statue outside the building was spray painted.