WATCH: Now players in the NHL are kneeling during the anthem as well

Per Mike Leslie, Monday:

Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin, Jason Dickinson took a knee tonight during the national anthem, in support of racial equality.

They were joined on a knee buy two Vegas Golden Knights, Ryan Reaves and Robin Lehner.

The Rangers and Islanders had all stood for the anthem just days before, leading some to hope that the trend would continue.

These hopes quickly dissipated after Matt Dumba kneeled after an elaborate speech and ceremony.

WATCH:

David Hookstead tweeted Monday:

Four NHL players kneeled during the national anthem tonight. Congrats, everyone.

We made sports about political debates instead of competition.