Liberal Sports Media Slams Hockey Player For Following His Faith

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Ivan Provorov, Philadelphia Flyers hockey defenseman, is being vilified by liberal sports media for declining to participate in pre-game warmups in which team members wore Pride-themed jerseys. Provorov said “I respect everybody’s choices. My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion.”  Fox News reported that the NHL released a statement on the matter saying, “Players are free to decide which initiatives to support, and we continue to encourage their voices and perspectives on social and cultural issues.” Although some think Provorov and the team should be fined, his fans showed their support as Provorov’s jerseys sold out quickly online.