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REPORT: PK Subban shares controversial thoughts regarding NHL's Pride Nights

Published April 1, 2023 at 6:36 PM
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The NHL strives to be the best league in the world and a key aspect of their focus is to create an inclusive environment for all. This season, the NHL and its teams have shown their support for the LGBTQ+ community by hosting Pride Nights, where teams wear pride-colored jerseys during warm-ups.

However, the NHL's Pride Nights have been met with controversy among some fans and players. Some players have refused to wear the pride jersey, citing their Christian beliefs, while others, particularly Russian players, have cited their country's anti-LGBTQ+ laws as a reason for their refusal.

Each time a player announces their decision not to wear the pride jersey, it ignites a heated debate on whether the NHL truly upholds its commitment to inclusivity.

Recently, retired NHL player P.K. Subban, who had a successful career and has since become a broadcaster, shared his thoughts on the NHL's Pride Nights.


In an Interview with Reuters Subban said the following:

We cannot push everyone to be an activist, we need to be very careful, I feel people pick and choose what they want to talk about and I don't like it when we put the onus on athletes to be activists. "I'm not saying it is right or wrong to wear the (Pride) jersey, we have just got to be very careful how we push players to do things.

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