vegassports-odds.com
vegassports-odds.com June 20, 2018


Black NHL Player Receives Death Threats After Raising Fist During National Anthem

10 October 2017, 06:41 | Winifred Adams

J.T. Brown, the Minnesota-born son of a former Minnesota Vikings running back, who played his college hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth, stood and raised his fist in silent protest during a regular season game between his team, the Tampa Bay Lightening, and the Florida Panthers.

"I'd like to say that maybe halfway through the year, or maybe next game, we're having these different conversations and things change", he told the Times.

Brown also said that he wanted to draw attention to the issue, while realizing there would be a negative backlash over his protest.

The forward, 27, revealed on Sunday he received death threats on social media after his protest.

Streep, Judi Dench slam Weinstein over sexual harassment claims
Other Hollywood heavyweights, including director Judd Apatow and producer Megan Ellison, have spoken out in support of the women. It accomplished the rare feat of winning back-to-back best picture Academy Awards with "The King's Speech" and "The Artist".

The beta for Star Wars: Battlefront II has been extended 2 days
How did you feel the grinding was? Why can't you just grab a blaster and head out onto the battlefield? Case in point: Star Cards. I recently wrote a preview of the beta and found that Battlefront II seems to be a huge step up from its predecessor.

Sam Bradford benched by Minnesota Vikings on Monday night
The Vikings look to make the best out of a situation that leaves them without their star running back, Dalvin Cook. Bradford's return is good news for the Vikings' passing game overall, and particularly tight end Kyle Rudolph.

He wrote on Twitter that he hoped it would bring awareness to police brutality and racial inequality; he saw a raised fist as a middle ground for those who believed that kneeling for the national anthem, as some NFL players have done, disrespected the flag. There comes a time where you can not remain silent, hoping and wishing for a change. That's not to say that the people on the team and guys in this room don't think that's the right thing to do, but it's tough when I can't look over and the guy beside me knows exactly what's going on and exactly how I feel. "It takes much more". He also mentioned that he-like Colin Kaepernick before him-had consulted members of the military about his demonstration during the anthem. We can't just stick with the status quo.

"I have received racist remarks and death threats because [people] disagree with me because how I chose to raise awareness", he continued. I want young minorities to see what they may be going through is not being ignored by the hockey community. "We need to be able to listen to those with an opposing view and talk to one another if [we] want to learn, grow, and make change".

Lightning wing J.T. Brown didn't get a chance to perform another silent anthem protest Monday.

The team released a statement, saying in part that the organization respects players and their individual choices on social and political issues.



Other News

Trending Now

Myles Garrett sacks Josh McCown on first National Football League snap
Bilal Powell is expected to get the start a week after he rushed for a career-high 163 yards against Jacksonville. NY is also 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.

Trevor Bauer to start Game 4 against Yankees
Judge has not hit and has barely made contact in the ALDS (0-for-10 with eight strikeouts). The 2017 postseason could not have gotten off to different starts for Severino and Bauer.

Meghan McCain Joins ABC's 'The View'
But the show kept up the premise, and the 32-year-old McCain, daughter of Sen. Elisabeth Hasselbeck also once filled the role that McCain is taking on.

Scott Disick not happy Kourtney Kardashian is dating new guy
Sofia wore a black top as Scott had on a white one . The TMZ has reported that she couldn't care less. Sofia used to be very close to the Kardashians.