Sub­ban says he’ll ‘never’ kneel dur­ing an­them

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Star Nashville Preda­tors de­fence­man P.K. Sub­ban says he will not join ath­letes who kneel or oth­er­wise protest dur­ing the U.S. na­tional an­them. Ya­hoo Sports first re­ported Sub­ban’s com­ments, which were con­firmed by the team in an email to The Cana­dian Press.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ya­hoo re­port, Sub­ban said dur­ing a ben­e­fit at a com­edy club in Nashville, Tenn., that he would “never” kneel for “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner” be­cause he has too much re­spect for the Amer­i­can flag.

Sub­ban’s com­ments were sent to Ya­hoo by wit­nesses. Sub­ban, who is Cana­dian, is con­sid­ered one of the NHL’s most prom­i­nent and pop­u­lar stars and is a black player in a pre­dom­i­nantly white league.

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