1st NHL player — a Canadian — takes knee for national anthem; he then stands for "O, Canada"

by Adam Ford · Aug 2nd, 2020 10:35 am

Last Updated Aug 4th, 2020 at 2:14 am

Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba on Saturday became the first NHL player to kneel for the U.S. national anthem before a game.

Dumba knelt for "The Star-Spangled Banner" after delivering a speech on racial justice in a special ceremony before the Wild's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

He then stood for the Canadian anthem, "O, Canada."


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