The NHL players in the NHL Ice Cream shoppe on Tuesday afternoon were not protesting racism, they were protesting the company’s policy of excluding people based on their race or ethnicity.
The players are protesting a policy that requires the ice cream companies to make a list of who they exclude from their stores based on race or color.
The list is the first step in making sure the ice creams are not only served to the customer, but also serve as a platform for conversations about racism in the industry, the Players Association told NHL.com.
The Players Association has received more than 1,200 requests from people to boycott the company, including some who have been denied admission to their stores.
The union’s policy requires the company to have a policy on racial discrimination that is in place and that is consistent with its own community guidelines, including the NFL’s anti-racism policy.
“We don’t tolerate racism, that’s just the way we look at it,” said Ryan Lambert, a member of the Philadelphia Flyers’ defense corps and one of the players on the protest team.
“It’s not our business.
It’s not part of our community.”
It’s the latest in a series of events that have led the NHL Players Association to announce that it will be launching a $10 million fund to combat the scourge of racism and bigotry in sports.
The NHL has been facing a wave of anti-black, anti-Latino, and anti-Muslim hate crimes and violence in recent months.
Last week, two players were arrested for allegedly attacking a Black man during a Black Lives Matter protest in Philadelphia.
A year ago, the league announced it would end its ban on players wearing shirts with racist slogans and images.
The players have also joined other professional sports leagues that have stopped players from wearing their jerseys with the words “Black Lives Matter” or “Black Panthers” on them.
“This is the second time this year that the Players’ Association has come out with a list to make sure it’s not racist,” Lambert said.
“We just want to make it clear that it’s about the players, the fans, and how we’re going to make this change.”
The Players’ Rights Coalition has taken a more militant stance.
The group has also asked the NHL to immediately change its policies to include a policy against discrimination in the workplace.
“It’s a simple change,” Lambert told NHL Network.
“When we started the union in the early 1990s, we didn’t have any rules about discrimination in this country.
We didn’t even have the NFL.
The NFL had nothing to do with it.
But now it’s time for the NHL.
It has to be the NHL, not the NFL, not anybody else.
This is the last thing that the NHL needs right now.”
Lambert said the boycott is not an attempt to shut down the NHL or to force the league to make changes.
“I don’t think it’s going to change the league, and if the players think they have the right to say something about the NHL then they are crazy,” Lambert added.
“The players just want this to be a conversation.”