As our city and many others erupted in violence on Saturday night, San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane’s words were still pinging around my head. On Friday, Kane called on white athletes, specifically Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby who is the face of the NHL and six-time Super Bowl-winning QB Tom Brady, to speak out on racially directed police brutality.
On Friday, Kane’s words were pointed, but they didn’t need to be.
Somewhere, about a mile back, words began to matter more than actions. Twitter hashtags became more important than living those virtues. Hashtags became the new rubber bracelets.
However, as he does on the ice, Sidney Crosby’s actions speak louder than his words ever could.