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Penguins fans worried before today’s visit the team (General Forum)

by elvafeng, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 19:32

The Pittsburgh Penguins, the National Hockey League champions for the 2016 2017 season, toured the White House today Oct. 10 and were warmly praised by president Donald Trump for their Stanley Cup win, their charitable giving https://www.patriotsnefans.com/david-harris-jersey-c-35.html, and their patriotism.
“You are true, true champions and incredible patriots,” the president said, highlighting their “incredible, loyal fans.” The team embodies the values of “dedication, discipline , and hard work,” Trump said, and encourages “every young American watching today” to “always strive to be your best, to do your best, and to give your all. ”
While the praise for their season on the ice and their donations are well deserved, the team itself is a bit at odds with the administration’s “America First” agenda. Like most teams in the whitest major professional sport in the US, the Penguins are not ethnically diverse—but of the team’s 24 players, only nine were born in the United States. There’s an equal number from Canada, while the rest are from Finland https://www.patriotsnefans.com/shaq-mason-jersey-c-33.html, Sweden, Russia, and Germany. They’re likely playing in the US for the National Hockey League under O 1 or P 2 temporary visas.
The Pittsburgh Penguins, the National Hockey League champions for the 2016 2017 season, toured the White House today Oct. 10 and were warmly praised by president Donald Trump for their Stanley Cup win Cameron Fleming Jersey, their charitable giving, and their patriotism.
“You are true, true champions and incredible patriots,” the president said, highlighting their “incredible, loyal fans.” The team embodies the values of “dedication, discipline, and hard work,” Trump said, and encourages “every young American watching today” to “always strive to be your best, to do your best, and to give your all. ”
While the praise for their season on the ice and their donations are well deserved, the team itself is a bit at odds with the administration’s “America First” agenda. Like most teams in the whitest major professional sport in the US, the Penguins are not ethnically diverse—but of the team’s 24 players, only nine were born in the United States. There’s an equal number from Canada, while the rest are from Finland, Sweden, Russia, and Germany. They’re likely playing in the US for the National Hockey League under O 1 or P 2 temporary visas.
Some life long https://www.patriotsnefans.com/jimmy-garoppolo-jersey-c-34.html Penguins fans worried before today’s visit the team was being turned into a political prop by Trump. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan denied this after meeting Trump at the White House, and said the team accepted the invitation as a “celebration of this group of players winning a championship.”
Would Sullivan mind if one of his players were to “take a knee” to protest ahead of a game, one reporter asked. No, he said, he is “respectful” of the players “right to protest as they see fit.”

 

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