PK Subban Takes a Controversial Stance on Pride Jerseys

Published April 1, 2023 at 8:23 PM
BY AARON
     
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The NHL has faced recent controversies, particularly surrounding the much-debated Pride Nights. P.K. Subban has now shared his perspective on the issue.

Subban Urges Caution in "Forcing" Players to Wear Pride Jerseys



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Subban has expressed his opinion on Pride Nights and the refusal of some players to wear the associated warm-up jerseys. Here's what Subban had to say:

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"We shouldn't force everyone to become an activist; we must tread carefully. I think people selectively choose what they want to discuss, and I dislike when the responsibility falls on athletes to be activists."

"They don't have to be activists."

"I'm not stating that wearing the (Pride) jersey is right or wrong; we just need to be cautious about pressuring players into doing things."

"It's possible to support the LGBTQ community without wearing a hat, a t-shirt, or a jersey."

Subban's viewpoint, considered unpopular by many, has sparked debate. He is among the first high-profile athletes in the sport to back players who decline to wear the jerseys.


Some of Subban's fans, particularly those in the LGBTQ+ community, may find his statement disheartening. It's undoubtedly difficult to learn that a player you admire may not fully support you.

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