Alex Ovechkin Comments on George Floyd’s Murder: “It Is So Important For Us To Respect and Love Each Other No Matter What We Look Like!!!”

Washington Capitals’ Captain Alex Ovechkin took to his Twitter account on Tuesday night to deliver a message to the hockey world regarding the death of George Floyd.

“RIP George Floyd 💔so sad to see what happening everywhere and DC!! it is so important for us to respect and love each other no matter what we look like!!!! We need listen and do change…pls stay safe….take care each other and family 🙏🙏🙏”

Over the past several days, protesters have taken the streets in major cities in wake of the death of George Floyd. Arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit bill at a convenience store, Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, who kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes on May 25. This has sparked many celebrities and athletes to voice their opinions and thoughts, demand change, and to speak out against racism.

Earlier in the day Ovechkin and his wife Nastya celebrated Children’s Day. While the day is observed on Sunday, June 14 in the United States, Children’s Day is observed on June 1 in Russia.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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