Boston Bruins' captain Zdeno Chara made headlines this weekend after he participated in Black Lives Matter protests in Boston.
Chara said it was a life changing experience and shared some strong feelings after attending.
"For the last 13 days I have been sick about George Floyd's murder. I have taken time to think and listen," Chara said via statement.
"Time to find bravery and time to try to find the right words, though I'll admit I'm still struggling.
"First thing is first and let me be clear: I stand with the black community. Black lives matter. There is no room in this world for racism, period."
"I will never know what it's like to walk down a street and feel unsafe," his statement continued. "No one should have to experience that feeling. We have to take better care of each other and. Equality must be a priority. Anything less is unacceptable."
"I learned a lot yesterday and had good, honest conversations," he added. "Not only did we take steps in a walk but we made strides in learning and educating together. But it doesn't stop there.
"I will continue to stand - and walk - with you. I have your back."
A statement from Zdeno Chara. pic.twitter.com/acqHFfP1My
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