Jump to content
The five games in the top Swiss league were kicked off properly. But after the first face-off, the players refused to work in all stadiums and retired to the players’ bench. In doing so, they protested against the planned increase in foreigners.
Players roll out banners
The youngsters are our future, the fans our backbone and ice hockey our life”, it said on banners that were rolled out by the players on the players’ benches in the five NL stadiums. After 2 minutes the games continued as planned.
The players’ union was supported by all fan clubs of the NL teams.
Foreigners show solidarity
The foreigners and foreign players with Swiss licenses showed solidarity with their Swiss teammates and also took part in the strike.
SIHPU President Jonas Hiller announced shortly after the league’s decision that the players would defend themselves against the league’s action.
SRF two, powerplay, 19.02.2021, 22:15; SRF
Most read articles