Connor McDavid Shames the Staal Brothers

BY MACKENZIE STERN-KOLESNIKOW    MARCH 24, 2023  (4:24 PM)
Connor McDavid and his teammate Zach Hyman were not happy with Jordan Staal's refusal to wear the Panthers pride jersey.

Mcdavid shows his support for the pride movement



Everyone has a different opinion on the matter, it seems impossible to avoid the conversation and debate, players refusing to wear pride jerseys does not help with the debate.

Players have every right to refuse to wear a pride jersey, but this right does not protect their public image. Marc and his brother Jordan Staal are just 2 examples of many players who have decided to boycott pride jerseys.


Connor McDavid has recently taken his side as a supporter of pride and pride jerseys. He stated that:

"I feel very strongly that hockey needs to be inclusive — and include everybody,"

His teammate, Zach Hyman, supported his captain by stating:

"Hockey really is for everyone,» Hyman said. «I've got a bunch of gay friends. My best friend's brother is gay. It's just normal. It's important to celebrate it and celebrate the entire community. Taping a stick is the least we can do.

But it can show you support the entire community. More importantly, you just want to do everything you can to make everybody who doesn't feel included in society feel included. This community has not always felt included in aspects of sport and life. For us as hockey players, it's important to show that it doesn't matter what your gender is, what your ethnicity is, what your race is or what your sexual orientation is. You're welcome in the hockey world.

A good gesture like that can show that we care."


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