NHL bans Pride jerseys on the ice next season because they've become a 'distraction' from the game, official says

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2023
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NHL players will be banned from wearing Pride jerseys on the ice from next season as they've become a "distraction" from the game, an NHL executive said. 

Commissioner Gary Bettman told Sportsnet on Thursday that at a recent NHL governors' meeting, he suggested players no longer wear warm-up jerseys that visibly supported the LGBTQ+ community. He said he believed that the jerseys were taking focus away from the game.

"It's become a distraction and taking away from the fact that all of our clubs in some form or another host nights in...

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