Canadian Hockey Legend Credits Truckers With ‘Igniting a Revolution’
Calgary, AB — A Canadian hockey legend is praising truckers leading the unprecedented convoy headed to the nation’s capital this weekend.
Former National Hockey League (NHL) star Theo Fleury is making his voice heard about Freedom Convoy 2022 — a rapidly growing protest of Canada’s COVID-19-related mandates and restrictions.
In an appearance Tuesday night on Fox News, the two-time Olympic gold medalist said Canadian truckers have started a “revolution.”
“There’s 50,000 truckers and about 1.4 million people headed to the Parliament in Ottawa and they are going to stay there until [Prime Minister Justin] Trudeau resigns or they give us back all of our freedoms and rights,” Fleury told host Laura Ingraham. “What we are seeing in the country right now with these truckers, it honestly has ignited the entire country.”
Transportation Nation Network (TNN) first broke the story in the United States early last week and it has since grown into an event of international importance.
Since TNN first reported the story, organizers have raised more than C$5 million and gained hundreds of thousands of supporters.
Fleury said he is doing all he can to promote the nationwide demonstration.
“I’m a patriot and I like my freedom and I want my freedom back, and so are the majority of Canadians. We no longer want government involved in our lives,” he declared.
Images and videos of Canadians lining roadways in rural communities along the convoy’s route while proudly waiving flags have already been shared millions of times on social media.
Fleury admitted to becoming emotional about what he is witnessing.
“Everybody wants change. We want to have an impact with this movement. Even I, big, tough hockey player has shed a few tears because I haven’t seen my country this excited about something in a very, very, very long time,” he stated.
Participants will continue making their way to Ottawa with plans to arrive on Saturday, January 29.
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