There is no place for racism either in a hockey locker room or society as a whole, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said Wednesday.
Treliving, who six months ago dealt with the subject of racism during the investigation and subsequent resignation of Bill Peters as Calgary coach, vowed that he and the Flames will fight against the type of inequality that has spawned protests around the world.
"Obviously we had the issue earlier this year, so it's been something that has brought self-reflection and asking how we can be part of the solution and do our part," Treliving said during a roundtable with Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas and "Hockey Night in Canada" host Ron MacLean on Sportsnet's Facebook page.
"You have all sorts of feelings. Anger, to see what's transpired. And try to heal. And over the past week or so, that's what we've been going through and how do we play our part so we all move forward the proper way."
Treliving said he became emotional at seeing the footage that led to a white police officer being charged with second-degree murder after George Floyd, a black man, died in custody in Minneapolis on May 25.