Majority of Capitals Players Say They’d Accept Invitation to White House

Majority of Capitals Players Say They’d Accept Invitation to White House

Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

After several teams have ended up not visiting President Donald Trump to celebrate championships in their respective sports, a majority of Washington Capitals said Wednesday they would attend a ceremony at the White House, per Samantha Pell of the Washington Post.

Some are still pondering the choice, while Devante Smith-Pelly, who is black and Canadian, has stated he would not go.

Only six players on the Capitals roster are from the United States.

Smith-Pelly was especially vocal against Trump even before the Capitals clinched the Stanley Cup title with a Game 5 win over the Vegas Golden Knights. He scored the game-tying goal in the third period of the clinching game.

“The things that he spews are straight-up racist

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