Caps Player Will Not Attend White House If They Win Stanley Cup
The Washington Capitals are one win away from winning the Stanley Cup, but one of their players has already said that he will not go to the White House if they’re invited to celebrate their victory.
“The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist,” Capitals left-wing Devante Smith-Pelly told the National Post Wednesday.
“Some of the things he’s said are pretty gross,” Smith-Pelly stated. “I’m not too into politics, so I don’t know all his other views, but his rhetoric I definitely don’t agree with.”
The Caps player added, “It hasn’t come up here, but I think I already have my mind made up.”
Smith-Pelly’s comments follow the White House disinviting the Philadelphia Eagles from celebrating their Super Bowl victory at the president’s residence. (RELATED: Trump Cancels Eagles Reception Over National Anthem Protests)
Both NBA Finals teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, have acknowledged that neither team would go to the White House if they’re invited. Golden State was uninvited to the White House after superstar Steph Curry said he wasn’t planning on going.
The Capitals are currently up 3-1 in the Stanley Cup against the Las Vegas Golden Knights.