Black hockey team members are being banned from participating in NHL games.
A group of players belonging to the Edmonton Oilers have been asked to leave the NHL for being too “unfit” to play.
The Oilers are playing a pre-season game in St. Louis.
A petition calling for the players to be banned has attracted over 60,000 signatures.
The petition reads: “The Edmonton Oilers are not a hockey team, not a team with players who are capable of competing at the NHL level, and the players who represent them are not fit to play in the NHL, especially when compared to the black and Hispanic players who play in professional leagues.”
Black players have been suspended from all professional leagues for being deemed too “fit” in recent years.
In 2015, the NHL suspended seven Black players for three years.
The players were also fined a total of $3.5 million and the league suspended two other players for a total $2.25 million.