Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov boycotts warmups to avoid wearing Pride-themed jerseys

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

On a night the Flyers, led by Pride ambassadors Scott Laughton and James van Riemsdyk, designed to be about celebrating love and inclusion, the conversation turned instead to the one person who refused to wear the Pride-themed warmup jerseys. Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov was the only Flyer on the game roster who did not participate in warmups ahead of their Pride Night game on Tuesday night against the Anaheim Ducks. Justin Braun, a healthy scratch, wore his own Pride-themed warmup jersey and skated in Provorov’s place. The team’s warmups had rainbow numbers and nameplates in celebration an…

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