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The CEO of the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars admitted that his team has been losing season ticket holders because of its support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Friday night, the Stars postponed their scheduled game against the Colorado Avalanche. They moved it to Sunday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests over the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.

After this was announced, the team’s president and CEO Brad Albert confessed that the team has been losing season ticket holders for supporting Black Lives Matter.

Dallas Stars CEO Admits Team Is Losing Fans

Albert explained what is happening to the fanbase as a result of their support for BLM.

“But we/I stand by our organization’s commitment and support our players 100% to express their views,” he told the Dallas Morning News, indicating that he doesn’t care about the fans his team has lost for being “woke.”

When asked what specific customers the Stars have lost, Albert replied that it was season-ticket holders, and that it was a mix of individual and company accounts. He added that the team has not lost any advertisers at this time.

That latter is no surprise. Nearly every single major multinational major corporation has heaped fawning praise on Black Lives Matter. 

But the local companies and the fans themselves don’t have the same opinion.

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NHL Supports Black Lives Matter

The NHL supported the decision to protest games because of the Blake shooting, releasing a statement that also mentioned the police killings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis.

“Black and Brown communities continue to face real, painful experiences,” the NHL said on Thursday. “The NHL and NHLPA recognize that much work remains to be done before we can play an appropriate role in a discussion centered on diversity, inclusion and social justice. We understand that the tragedies involving Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others require us to recognize this moment. We pledge to work to use our sport to influence positive change in society.”

The NHL was hit with backlash last week after taking longer to postpone games than the NBA and MLB did, although no hockey games took place on Thursday or Friday.

On that last day, one player refused to answer any questions about hockey that were posed by reporters, instead saying that he would only talk about social justice. 

“I think today, for the most part, especially yesterday and today, we want to make sure we keep the attention and conversations around the issue,” Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn said. “I think that’s where our heads are at right now.”

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No Wonder The Dallas Stars Are Losing Fans

No wonder the Stars are hemorrhaging fans. Sports are supposed to be an escape from politics and the other evils of the world. However, they have now been more politicized than ever before.

Believe it or not, fans have no interest in being lectured by overpaid “woke” young athletes about politics and social justice reforms. If this nonsense continues, more teams can expect to lose fans just as the Stars are. 

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