Wednesday, October 25, 2023

National Hockey League reverses pride tape ban

The National Hockey League (NHL) confirmed in a short statement on its website that it has reversed a decision earlier this month to prohibit its players from placing tape on their hockey sticks representing social causes, including rainbow-colored Pride Tape in support of the LGBTQ community.

The reversal by the NHL came after a groundswell of opposition surfaced opposing the ban from a wide range of LGBTQ supportive sports organizations as well as from some NHL team hockey players

“After consultation with the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL Player Inclusion Coalition, Players will now have the option to voluntarily represent social causes with their stick tape throughout the season,” the NHL said in its statement.

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, comprising 25 teams in the United States and 7 teams in Canada. 


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