Crosby: 'What happened to George Floyd cannot be ignored'
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Sidney Crosby has joined the growing number of NHL players speaking out against racial injustice and police brutality.

"What happened to George Floyd cannot be ignored," the Pittsburgh Penguins captain wrote in a statement from his foundation Wednesday. "Racism that exists today in all forms is not acceptable. While I am not able to relate to the discrimination that black and minority communities face daily, I will listen and educate myself on how I can help make a difference.

"Together, we will find solutions through necessary dialogue and a collective effort."

Crosby is the latest player to offer thoughts in the wake of Floyd's death in police custody, which has led to protests throughout the United States.

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane, who's black, called last week for white athletes "like Tom Brady and Sidney Crosby" to make their voices heard about "what is right, and clearly in this case, what is unbelievably wrong."

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis on May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes while Floyd was handcuffed on the ground.

A multitude of athletes and the majority of North America's pro sports teams have since issued statements condemning systemic racism and inequality.

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