The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov decided not to participate in the warm-up period of his team on Tuesday night because of wearing the Pride jersey. To justify this controversial decision, he invoked his religion (Russian Orthodox)…
Let’s recall that during the warm-up before facing the Anaheim Ducks, the Flyers wore Pride-themed jerseys, in addition to a rainbow ribbon(tape) on their pads.
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Provorov, who spent all of 23 minutes on the ice surface, wanted to “respect” himself by refusing to put on the jersey.
It is important to note that following this session as a sign of support, the jerseys and sticks will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to “the team’s charity and its efforts to develop field hockey in various communities”.