Philadelphia Flyers player boycotts pride event
On Tuesday the Philadelphia Flyers held their annual Pride night where the Flyers used Pride-themed equipment that was later auctioned off to support LGBTQ causes.
Flyers defenceman and alternate captain Ivan Provorov did not participate in the warmups because he did not support the cause.
The 26-year-old Russian player said he belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church and explained that was the reason why he did not take part in the event. He added that he respects everyone's choices.
The NHL said that players are free to decide which initiatives to support.