Detroit Red Wings Cause Anger Amongst Fans with their Stance on Pride

BY ELLIOT BEN JACOB    JUNE 12, 2023  (4:22 PM)

The Resurfacing Controversy Surrounding NHL Teams and Pride Month



As June rolls around, marking Pride Month, NHL teams are once again finding themselves at the center of heated debates regarding Pride Nights and the decision of some players not to sport Pride Night jerseys. Despite the reduction in conversation intensity in the past few months, Pride Month has reignited the issue.


Detroit Red Wings' Controversial Absence at Motor City Pride




Tensions are escalating on social media due to the recent absence of the Detroit Red Wings at the Motor City Pride event. This annual festival, hailed as Michigan's largest Pride event, is typically attended by Detroit's professional sports teams.


The Detroit Lions of the NFL and the NBA's Detroit Pistons were present at this year's event, but the Red Wings were conspicuously absent from the celebrations.


The Red Wings, having actively participated in previous years, seemed to have deliberately decided not to attend the festival this year.

Red Wings' Silent Stance on Pride Month



Adding to their conspicuous absence at the Motor City Pride Festival, the Red Wings remained silent on social media regarding Pride Month.


This noncommittal attitude has sparked varied reactions among fans. While some argue that it's not the responsibility of an NHL team to champion such communities, others are critical of the team's lack of support for marginalized communities, including the LGBTQ+ community.

The Red Wings' lack of participation might be due to an innocent mistake, or it could indicate a deliberate decision to disassociate from the event.


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