BREAKING: Blackhawks Make the Controversial Decision to Skip Pride Jerseys

Published March 22, 2023 at 8:54 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
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The topic of Pride Night has sparked considerable debate among hockey fans recently. Some argue that pride and other social issues have no place in hockey, while others contend that hockey should be inclusive, and the NHL should ensure everyone feels welcome.

Blackhawks Clarify Their Position on Pride



The Blackhawks, along with other teams, have decided not to wear pride warmup jerseys on their Pride Night. They explain that their concern lies with the potential consequences for their three Russian players, who could face arrest if seen in a pride jersey.


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It is disheartening that Russia might arrest a player for simply expressing themselves. We believe that the NHL should be inclusive and hope that other special festivities during Pride Night can compensate for the absence of pride jerseys.
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