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Gary Bettman Issues A Terrible Statement Regarding Pride Night

Published October 8, 2023 at 10:45
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Gary Bettman and the NHL have released a confusing statement regarding Pride Night.

Bettman Releases Confusing Statement



Recently, the NHL has come under fire for their policy on Pride Night which has divided fans and players alike. Gary Bettman has been doing his best to reduce the controversy the NHL has been getting but it has not been running smoothly.

A recent report reveals Bettman released a statement so confusing that a quarter of the league had no clue what it meant.


NEWS: The NHL sent an updated memo to teams Thursday clarifying what they can do this season with special initiatives such as Pride Night.

A source told ESPN that several teams sought clarity as the first memo was deemed to be confusing and restrictive.


Reportedly, 8 different teams had zero clue what they were reading and seeing the original statement, it is easy to understand why.

"Players shall not be put in the position of having to demonstrate (or where they may be appearing to demonstrate) personal support for any Special Initiatives. A factor that may be considered in this regard includes, for example, whether a Player (or Players) is required to be in close proximity to any groups or individuals visibly or otherwise clearly associated with such Special Initiative(s)"

It was deemed discriminatory by fans and it left Gary Bettman scrambling to fix the issue at hand.

Flabbergasted that someone at the NHL typed up that first memo and no one, not even their legal department, was like hey.. maybe we shouldn't straight up green-light discrimination like this.

just when you thought these people couldn't get any worse 😬


We will now see what the NHL does next and if they will eventually allow pride jerseys or not down the road.

As seen on Blade of Steel - Teams take issue with memo sent by league about Pride Nights
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