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Fans sold all of Provorov’s shirts after the LGBT scandal


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Moscow, January 20 – Fans have sold out all the jerseys of Philadelphia Flyers’ Russian defender Ivan Provorov at the official National Hockey League (NHL) online store after he refused to participate in an event in support of LGBT people.
At the moment, the NHL online store sells women’s T-shirts with the name Provorov, as well as casual T-shirts and black sweatshirts with his name and number. All men’s play jackets are sold in different sizes.
On Tuesday, Provorov missed the kick-off before the match with “Anaheim”, but took part in the match and helped the “aviators” win (5: 2). Philadelphia coach John Tortorella said Provorov’s absence from the pregame reel was due to the player’s refusal to wear a jacket with pro-LGBT symbols. Provorov himself emphasized that his refusal to wear a T-shirt with slogans of sexual minorities is not an insult to representatives of these communities, and explained his position by religious considerations.

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After the game with Anaheim, Tortorella said he respected Provorov’s decision and saw no reason to bench the defender due to his refusal to wear a pro-gay jacket. After this incident, Provorov had to stop being able to comment on his Instagram posts (Meta activities (social networks Facebook and Instagram) are banned in Russia as extremist) due to harassment. Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson on Thursday praised the Russian’s work, calling Provorov an on-air hero.

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