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BREAKING: Another team makes the CONTROVERSIAL decision NOT to wear Pride Jerseys


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Ryan
April 3, 2023  (9:14 PM)
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The National Hockey League is doing everything in their power to be an open and welcoming league to everyone.

They've been strongly promoting Pride Nights this year, where teams wear the rainbow coloured jerseys for warm ups.
This has sparked a bit of controversy amongst some players and fans, as some players have refused to wear the jerseys due to Christian beliefs, and in the case of Russian players, it is against Russian laws and they could be put in jail if they return to their home country.
So with these decisions it's been debated a lot whether this looks bad on the NHL and if it really is a ''welcoming'' place.
It was announced today that another team will not be wearing their pre-game pride jerseys.
Jim Rutherford, the St. Louis Blues writer for The Athletic, had this to say:
Blues players will not wear Pride jerseys during warmups before the team's Pride night game against the Flyers on Tuesday, a team source told The Athletic on Monday. Here's what you need to know:

The Blues announced their plans for Pride night, which included a list of promotions, but notably omitted whether the team will be wearing Pride jerseys during the pregame warmups. The team said there will be Pride-themed warmup pucks and rainbow stick tape available for players.

The source said the decision not to wear the warmup jerseys was made to put the focus on the positive things the team is doing to support and affirm the LGBTQIA+ community.

St. Louis previously wore Pride jerseys during warmups on April 6, 2022.

But just because they will not be wearing their pride jerseys, does not mean they wont be celebrating the evening. The Blues have a lot of great things going on pre-game, and you can read all about them here:
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