Brothers who play in the NHL have declined to wear jerseys supporting LGBTQ+ pride.

BY DAN    MARCH 23, 2023  (7:24 PM)
Two well-known NHL brothers are becoming part of a larger trend of players who are refusing to wear jerseys in support of LGBTQ+ pride during warm-ups.

Eric and Marc Staal have opted out of wearing pride jerseys during warm-ups for the Florida Panthers' game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

They released a statement together, explaining that they are not wearing the jerseys due to their religious beliefs.

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Earlier, the Panthers announced their endorsement of the jerseys designed to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. Head Coach Paul Maurice expressed his support for the initiative, stating that the team was behind it.


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