Gary Bettman Makes A Big Statement About The Future Of Pride Night
BY JULIEN TREKKER MARCH 28, 2023 (10:38)
Although players are entitled to support or oppose the issue individually, these protests are affecting the league's message of inclusiveness. When players opt-out, the focus shifts from inclusivity and support for sexual orientation and gender identity to discrimination and intolerance, particularly towards the transgender community. Consequently, the NHL is now reportedly considering discontinuing these celebrations.
These protests have created a significant distraction from the broader message that the NHL is attempting to support, leading to questions about whether the Pride Night events are worthwhile. If Pride Night merely offers a platform for players and fans to express negative opinions and engage in bad faith arguments, should it continue?
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