Evander Kane rips Kings fans for harassing 10-year-old cancer patient
Edmonton Oilers star Evander Kane came to the defence of a 10-year-old fan and cancer patient after she was allegedly mistreated at a game in Los Angeles last week.
With the Oilers taking on the Kings in their first-round series, Cecily Eklund made the trip south of the border to cheer on her favourite team in Game 3. Kane claims the girl was harassed by Kings fans with someone even spitting on her.
Here’s the full message Kane posted on social media:
“My dear friend [Cecily] got to go on an amazing trip to LA last week that created some incredibly fun memories. But some of her experience in LA, specifically at Game 3, was not.
I’m disgusted and appalled at what happened to this amazing little girl in the stands and in a woman’s restroom, where she was harassed for wearing her jersey and was spit on by an LA fan for doing so.
This type of behaviour is gross and completely unacceptable. For any young girl, especially someone battling cancer, to be treated in such a manner is pathetic. Grow up and as this smart young lady always says BE KIND!”
Oilers fans! Let’s all choose to be kind and be happy we get to watch our favourite hockey ❤️ if you go to the Oilers game come see me tonight! I’ll be selling bracelets helping other kids go on magical experiences with the @BenStelterFund ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Ua8Ze4Ni1l
— Simply Cecily (@simply_cecily) April 25, 2023