Following the disgusting racist comments that the Edmonton Oilers’ Ethan Bear had to endure after the Oilers were swept by the Winnipeg Jets, an encouraging amount of the hockey community rightfully took a collective stand against racism in support of Bear.
Though the situation was discouraging, it’s definitely nice to see the hockey community stand up for what’s right.
Edmonton Oilers fans also took a stand against the racist behaviour this week when they held a rally for Bear outside of Rogers Place. The No Room for Racism rally had an excellent turnout, and Bear himself got the full celebrity treatment from fans.
Shout out to Oilers fans for having Bear’s back.
There’s no room for racism in hockey, and what Ethan Bear had to face was completely unacceptable.