NHL Player Refuses To Wear LGBTQ Pre-Game Jersey ‘To Stay True To Myself And My Religion’

by Kelen McBreen January 18th 2023, 1:41 pm

Ivan Provorov, a defenseman for the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, refused to join his teammates in Tuesday night’s pregame skate because he didn’t want to wear an LGBTQ+ Pride Night warmup jersey.

Provorov told the press after the game that as a Russian Orthodox, he wanted to stay true to himself and his religion, adding, “I respect everyone. I respect everybody’s choices.”

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