Eric Staal Caught Lying After Declining to Wear Pride Warm-Up Jersey

Published March 24, 2023 at 10:19
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
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The NHL's pride jersey controversy took an unexpected turn on Thursday night when brothers Eric and Marc Staal, both playing for the Florida Panthers, declined to wear the symbolic jersey during warm-ups, citing religious beliefs as their reason.

Staal Caught Lying After Declining to Wear Pride Warm-Up Jersey



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Following the game, Eric Staal claimed that he had never donned a pride jersey during his professional hockey career.

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"I haven't before. I never have. I haven't worn a pride jersey before."

However, observant Twitter users challenged his statement, presenting photographic and video evidence of him wearing a pride jersey two years ago while playing for the Montreal Canadiens.



While Eric Staal has the right to adhere to his religious beliefs, it is unclear if his memory is faulty, his beliefs have changed, or he simply forgot.


As reported by Hockey Patrol - Eric Staal Gets Caught in a Lie Regarding Pride Jersey's
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