Canadian Premier League players took to social media on Thursday and posted the following statement:
As players we acknowledge the issues that are going on around the world; social injustice takes on many forms from police brutality, violence against the LGBT community, sexism, islamophobia and missing indigenous women in Canada.
We stand as one to combat those who seek to undermine our communities; going forward we commit to using our platform and experiences to educate and learn from those around us.
Our condolences go out to the families of those affected.
The Canadian Premier League issued the following statement: