NY Rangers Decide Not To Wear Pride Night Jerseys

ESPN reports:

The New York Rangers did not wear Pride Night jerseys or use rainbow stick tape during warmups on Friday night, despite promoting them in ticket sales materials leading up to the game. The Rangers promoted Pride Night to fans by saying players “will be showing their support by donning pride-themed warm-up jerseys and tape in solidarity with those who continue to advocate for inclusivity.” Instead, the team wore their “Liberty Head” jerseys in warmups.

The Rangers’ 7th annual Pride Night was celebrated throughout the game in other ways. Fans were given a pride-themed fanny pack as a giveaway. The exterior and interior lights at Madison Square Garden were illuminated in rainbow colors. The Rangers also made a charitable donation to the Ali Forney Center on Pride Night, the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ+ homeless youths in the country.

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The decision by the Rangers comes two weeks after a Philadelphia Flyers player earned national headlines for refusing to wear the jersey because of Jesus.

The video below is the Rangers’ promotional clip from last year’s Pride Night at Madison Square Garden.