NHL player Ivan Provorov, a devout Russian Orthodox Christian, refused to wear his team’s pride jersey Tuesday. He said he made a choice to stay true to himself & his faith.
This is what courage looks like. pic.twitter.com/5GmIyYPlze
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 18, 2023
The woke went crazy, of course. Not participating in actively promoting gay? Sack him and fine the club!!!
The reaction from the hockey league, which is about the most conservative sport franchise in North America?
On Wednesday, The National Hockey League issued a statement affirming that NHL players have the right to choose which causes they support. …
Flyers coach John Tortorella said he didn’t contemplate scratching Provorov for not taking warmups. …
Hockey fans have spoken. Provorov’s Jersey is sold out online.
Ivan Provorov’s jersey is now completely sold out on NHL Shop and Fanatics with the exception of extra smalls. pic.twitter.com/qEb3qF0IIN
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 19, 2023
Some of America hates wokeness.
Meanwhile, at America’s Newspaper of Record: NHL Player Says If He Wanted To Support The Gays He’d Be Playing Soccer.
Ivan Provorov when he found out he had to wear a Pride jersey: #FuckHomophobia
— @DCHomos (@DCHomos) January 18, 2023
hat-tip Stephen Neil