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Athletes and sportcasters weigh in on anti-Black and systemic racism

Last Updated Jun 13, 2020 at 6:32 pm EDT

We asked athletes and sportcasters for their thoughts and feelings on anti-Black and systemic racism and their ideas on how we can start solving the issues. Here’s what they had to say.

Ron MacLean, Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host

Tara Slone, Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host

Sam Cosentino, Junior Hockey Analyst for Sportsnet

Paul Jones, Toronto Raptors broadcaster

Eric Engels, Sportsnet reporter

Brad Fay, Sportsnet reporter

Christine Simpson, Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada reporter

Kelly Hrudey, Canadian former NHL goaltender

Ben Wagner, Toronto Blue Jays play-by-play radio announcer

Joe Siddall, Canadian former professional baseball player

Sherman Hamilton, Canadian former professional basketball player

Ken Reid, Sportsnet anchor

Eric Smith, Sportsnet reporter

Ariel Helwani, Canadian and ESPN journalist

Sarah Nurse, professional ice hockey player

Marc Spears, NBA insider and writer

Pinball Clemons, former CFL player and current GM of the Argos, and his family

Orlando Bowen, former CFL player and current motivational speaker

Nate Burleson, Canadian, former NFL player and sports broadcaster

Elliotte Friedman, Sportsnet hockey reporter

Cassie Campbell-Pascall, former hockey player and Sportsnet broadcaster