Willie O’Ree – Blocking Out Racism & Gaining the Respect of Players and Fans | The Daily Show

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Published on February 17, 2022

Willie O’Ree reflects on the racism he encountered when he became the first Black player to compete in the NHL in 1958, discusses how he was able to play professional hockey for 21 years while legally blind in one eye, and explains why he encourages kids of color to get on the ice. #DailyShow

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  • Lita C 10 months ago

    Thank you for highlighting this awesome man ❤❤

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  • the irrelevant cat 10 months ago

    Yo

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  • Tyler Hackner 10 months ago

    ✊🏼✊🏼

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  • Adu B 10 months ago

    Uuuau amazing! 🤴🏾🤴🏾🤴🏾

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  • Solex Wise 10 months ago

    Trevor, you are the best I’ve ever seen

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  • Jennifer 11 10 months ago

    Only for fans over 18 years old https://beautyzone.cam/Madona

    tricks I do not know
    Megan: “Hotter”
    Hopi: “Sweeter”
    Joonie: “Cooler”
    Yoongi: “Butter

    So with toy and his tricks, do not read it to him that he writes well mamon there are only to laugh for a while and not be sad and stressed because of the hard life that is lived today.
    Köz karaş: ” Taŋ kaldım ”
    Erinder: ” Sezimdüü ”
    Jılmayuu: ” Tattuuraak ”
    Dene: ” Muzdak ”
    Jizn, kak krasivaya melodiya, tolko pesni pereputalis.
    Bul ukmuştuuday ısık kün bolçu, jana arstan abdan açka bolgon.

    Uyunan çıgıp, tigi jer-jerdi izdedi. Al kiçinekey koyondu wins taba algan. Al bir az oylonboy koyondu karmadı. ” Bul koyon menin kursagımdı toyguza albayt ” dep oylodu arstan.
    Arstan koyondu öltüröyün dep jatkanda, bir kiyik tigi tarapka çurkadı. Arstan aç köz bolup kaldı. Kiçine koyondu emes, çoŋ kiyikti jegen jakşı dep oylodu. # 垃圾

    They are one of the best concerts, you can not go but just seeing them from the screen, I know it was surprising

    💗❤️💌💘

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  • James Hanes 10 months ago

    Willie is a legend and is still as sharp as a button at 86

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  • Solex Wise 10 months ago

    Forget about what you can’t see and concentrate on what you can see. That a big quote for me

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  • Truth teller 10 months ago

    Wow, I’ve never even heard of him. What a 💎 , Thanks Trevor

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  • Monty weatherby 10 months ago

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  • William Oree 10 months ago

    Hey look. We share a name. I also live in San Diego, and I used to get his fan male mistakenly. I only met him once though. Great guy!

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  • Phillip_IV_Planet King 10 months ago

    How did he get a name like O’Ree?

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  • Antonio Magana 10 months ago

    He really turned a blind eye to all the negativity

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  • Drunk Uncle 10 months ago

    When you going on Louder with Crowder, Trevor? The offer has been extended as you requested. Dont chicken out!

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  • T P 10 months ago

    Great American Icon!! We salute you sir!!

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  • inm mbb 10 months ago

    Wow empowering, inspiring, thanks for this. We should fight for what we intuitively know is our life purpose and don’t late any sort of discouragement stand in our way.

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  • Tommy Casual 10 months ago

    I had a great lunch hour spent with Willie O’Ree when I worked at TD Garden.

    I skipped lunch to hang out with him, we walked around North Station and talked about hockey and what it was like for him when he started. He told me this same story about hiding his blindness. He’s just a cool, friendly dude who loves to just hang out and talk. Easily one of the coolest days I had when I worked there. And I had plenty of awesome moments. Met and talked with Johnny Bucyk, Can Neely, Dennis Seidenberg, Brad Marchand, Amir Johnson, Zdeno Chara at various points in my year there.

    Pretty sure my one on one chat with Willie was probably the best, definitely the longest conversation. I wish I got a pic, but when you work at the garden, you’re strictly prohibited from asking for selfies with players, execs or guests.

    When I had to go back to work, he said “Thanks for the conversation.” I said “Thank you, it’s been great. Thanks for hanging out.” We shook hands and he went back to the front office to do whatever it was he came to do. Guy was interesting, humble, friendly and so quick to want to talk to everyone around.

    Unrelated, worst experience meeting a pro was being ignored by Sidney Crosby lol. “Hey Crosby, what’s up?” I got side eye and he just kept walking lol.

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  • Nils Solsvik Jr 10 months ago

    I remember Willie from his playing days in the Western Hockey League with the San Diego Gulls against my Seattle Totems. Great player. Enjoyed watching him.

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  • Yvette 10 months ago

    Thank you for your personal sacrifice in the game.

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