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The NHL makes a controversial announcement regarding pride night

Published October 10, 2023 at 1:05 PM
BY SKY

Controversy Strikes NHL

In a surprising twist, the NHL is facing backlash for its decision to ban the use of 'Pride Tape,' rainbow-colored hockey tape that players had been using as a symbol of support for the LGBTQ+ community.

A Sudden Change

The league recently announced the ban, prohibiting the use of 'Pride Tape' during warm-ups, games, and practices. This move has sparked confusion and disappointment among players and fans alike. Unlike the warm-up jerseys, using rainbow tape on sticks was entirely optional.


Union's Role

Questions have arisen about the stance of the NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) on this issue. Some wonder how the union, which has supported players' rights to express themselves in the past, is responding to this ban.


Concerns have been raised about the message this sends to unionized members who identify as gay.
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