Jan 19, 2023 | Politics

NHL Player’s on Thin Ice After “Homophobic” Refusal to Wear Gay Pride Jersey

NHL Player's on Thin Ice After "Homophobic" Refusal to Wear Gay Pride Jersey

I’ll admit: I’m not much of an NHL fan.

But after last night, I would say I’m a fan of Ivan Provorov.

The Philadelphia Flyer refused to bend the knee during “Pride Night” and opted to sit out the warmup and NOT dawn the rainbow jersey.

His reason? His faith.

Provorov cited his Russian Orthodox faith as his reason for not participating in the warmup or wearing the jersey.

Check out what he had to say when asked about it:

“I respect everyones choices. My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion.”

Wise words and a pretty standup response, right? How could anyone argue with that?

Our friends over at Fox News were happy to point out what sports commentator and fellow Russian E.J. Hradek had to say to Provorov:

On Wednesday’s edition of “NHL Now” on the NHL Network, senior reporter E.J. Hradek gave Provorov, who is Russian, an ultimatum.

“Ivan Provorov can…

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