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Akim Aliu- from the Players Tribune

Postby penny lane on Tue May 19, 2020 10:00 am

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us ... m-aliu-nhl

This hockey article is for all. There is hazing, bullying, and then there is terror. My God the hatred this guy had directed at him.

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Powerful. Take the time today to read this.
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During these difficult past few months, I’ve done lots of thinking and self reflection, and decided to tell the story of my own journey in my own words. I hope this will inspire the next generation of athletes when things return to normal. #TimeToDream
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Re: Akim Aliu- from the Players Tribune

Postby Ohio_Pens_fan on Tue May 19, 2020 10:18 am

Thanks for the post. Hopefully it will make a difference but I have no faith at all in bullies, liars, and loudmouths.
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Re: Akim Aliu- from the Players Tribune

Postby lemieuxReturns on Tue May 19, 2020 5:58 pm

Wow. That sucks. What also sucks is the Penguins employed Downie and tried to hire Peters.
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Re: Akim Aliu- from the Players Tribune

Postby Cow_Master66 on Thu May 21, 2020 12:58 pm

Pretty good read...While there's obviously no place for this in the NHL, or anywhere else, I pray they don't adopt a Rooney Rule approach. I hope they continue to implement ways to protect those suffering through these types of situations. There should be avenues in place to allow for anonymous complaints, etc to protect all players from these types of situations, but I don't see any evidence that this is a very prevalent problem. Do others disagree? Are all levels of hockey overrun with racism and white supremacist view points?
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Re: Akim Aliu- from the Players Tribune

Postby penny lane on Thu May 21, 2020 2:38 pm

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An interesting read, from Akim Aliu, in his own words:

After reading, Bob Mckenzie says- interesting. C'mon.
3 NHL'ers responded via twitter. Evander Kane, Ryan Miller, and Stephen Johns. Who knows how many may have reached out to Akim personally. I hope more. Yesterday the Athletic had an article about Sid's year at Shattuck. All innocent fun. https://theathletic.com/1803310/2020/05 ... ep-school/
I hope Sid was never bullied, but I have my doubts.
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Re: Akim Aliu- from the Players Tribune

Postby NJ-Pens on Sun May 24, 2020 1:53 am

Just horrible what that guy went through. Racism is completely nonsensical. How can you hate someone you know nothing about? I wonder if Steve Downie would've done those things to him if he actually knew him and the story of his background. Guess that's the whole point of racism. Less you know the better.
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