Elon Musk comments on Flyers’ Provorov Pride Night backlash: ‘Pendulum has swung a bit too far’

Ivan Provorov of the Philadelphia Flyers didn’t take the ice for a pregame skate Tuesday because of the group carrying Pride-themed jerseys and utilizing hockey sticks wrapped in rainbow Pride tape, citing his non secular beliefs.

“I respect all people and I respect all people’s selections,” Provorov informed reporters after the sport. “My alternative is to remain true to myself and my faith. That’s all I’m going to say.”

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Provorov’s determination has led to an outcry by many within the media, together with one NHL analyst advising him to return to Russia and “become involved” within the battle between the nation and Ukraine.

The liberal sports activities media got here down arduous on Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov for skipping festivities celebrating LGBTQ pleasure.
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Early Friday morning, SpaceX founder and Twitter CEO Elon Musk responded to a quote tweet of a video posted by Outkick founder Clay Travis.

The video reveals the comments made by NHL analyst EJ Hradek suggesting Provorov ought to depart the nation.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint event on August 25, 2022 in Boca Chica Beach, Texas.  The two companies announced plans to work together to provide T-Mobile cellular service using Starlink satellites.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk throughout a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint occasion on August 25, 2022 in Boca Chica Beach, Texas. The two corporations introduced plans to work collectively to offer T-Mobile mobile service utilizing Starlink satellites.
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“The pendulum has swung a bit too far,” Musk wrote on Twitter.

Musk was responding to a quote tweet of the video which stated the homosexual motion had gone from calling for equal rights to “go f***ing die in a trench struggle if you happen to do not put on a pleasure shirt!”

Hradek’s comments had been made on Wednesday’s version of “NHL Now.”

“Ivan Provorov can get on a airplane any day he needs and return to a place the place he feels extra snug, take much less cash and get on together with his life that approach if it is that problematic for him…” Hradek stated. “If that is that a lot of a drawback for him, to possibly assimilate into his group of teammates, and in the neighborhood and right here on this nation, that is OK. Listen, you may really feel any approach you need. But the sweetness is, if it bothers you that a lot, there’s all the time a probability to depart, return to the place you’re feeling extra snug — I perceive there’s a battle of types going on over there, possibly become involved.”

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov against the Washington Capitals at Wells Fargo Center, Jan.  11, 2023, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov towards the Washington Capitals at Wells Fargo Center, Jan. 11, 2023, in Philadelphia.
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On Thursday, Flyers head coach John Tortorella defended Provorovsaying he had no considerations that the controversy would influence the locker room.

“Prove did nothing fallacious,” he added. “Just since you do not agree together with his determination, does not imply he did something fallacious.”

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and Ryan Morik contributed to this report

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