While most professional sports teams are kneeling for the National Anthem, thus far there is one sport that is taking a different approach.
Before an exhibition game on Wednesday between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers, players standed in unity together for the National Anthem.
Eric Trump took to Twitter to express his thanks to the NHL for taking a less-divisive approach to the protests and turmoil happening in America.
Meanwhile, the NHL may be picking up fans lost by the NBA, NFL, and MLB.
I just became an ice hockey fan! Never watched in my life but gonna start now
— Racefandom (@racefandom) July 30, 2020
So proud that the guys didn’t kneel during the national anthem! That’s what I’m talking about! True patriots! You gained a new fan and follower.
— BeALightinDarkness (@Jonathan32984) July 31, 2020
Many offer praise to the NHL on their handling