NHL lifts rainbow ribbon ban

The National Hockey League has lifted its ban on using rainbow colors to support LGBT people.

“After consultation with the NHL Players Association, it was decided that hockey players will now have the opportunity to volunteer for community causes through the use of tape throughout the season,” the league said in a statement.

We would like to remind you that on October 10th it was announced that the National Hockey League banned players from wrapping their sticks with rainbow ribbon in support of the LGBT movement.

In June, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league would no longer force team players to wear pro-LGBT jerseys or jerseys with other themes during warmups. The first person to refuse to wear a rainbow jersey was Philadelphia defenseman Ivan Provorov.

Source: Rambler

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