NHL Player Boycotts Pride Night Jersey, Cites Christian Beliefs

  • Flyers defenceman Ivan Provorov refused to wear a rainbow jersey for the team’s “Pride Night” warmup against the Ducks on Tuesday.
  • While justifying the move to reporters, the Russian-born enforcer cited his Christian faith.
  • “I respect everybody’s choices,” Provorov said following the game, which the Flyers won 5-2. “My choice is to stay true to my religion, that’s all I’m gonna say.”
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