Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov is being called a ‘homophobic’ and ‘bigot’ by the crazed liberal media after boycotting the team’s Pride night for the LGBTQ+ community. Provorov did not participate after finding out the organization wanted players to wear Pride themed jerseys and use sticks wrapped in rainbow Pride tape. The defenseman stated that his Russian Orthodox religion as the reason why he refused to take part.
“I respect everybody and I respect everybody’s choices,” he told reporters after the game. “My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Flyers coach John Tortorella also gave his explanation on the situation after the game:
“I think the organization has sent out a release regarding the beliefs that we have,” he said, via Philly Hockey Now. “It was really a great night. With Provy, he is being true to himself and to his religion. This has to do with his beliefs and his religion. That is one thing I respect about Provy, he is always true to himself, so that’s where we’re at with that.”
“I just think it’s unfair. I know you are probably going to talk to Provy. I’m not going to spend a lot of time on it. I think it was a great night, and I’m not going to get too deep into the conversation.”
Needless to say, liberal media went into a complete meltdown after the Russian refused to fit into the mold of what they see as acceptable. Just a few examples can be seen below:
Being LGBT+ is not a "choice." Being ignorant, obnoxious, and homophobic is a choice.
— Rachael Millanta (@rachaelmillanta) January 18, 2023
Dear Ivan Provorov & @NHLFlyers org,
Hiding behind your religion to spread homophobia is cowardly and reckless. As a lifelong Flyers fan, a gay hockey fan, and a supporter of @YouCanPlayTeam, I want you to tell me to my face (or twitter) why you really didn’t wear the 🏳️🌈 sweater.
— Arielle Orsuto (@ArielleOrsuto) January 18, 2023