five Tampa Bay players refuse to wear LGBT colors for pride month

SCAN SPORT – Like Idrissa Gueye with PSG, five professional baseball players playing for the Tampa Bay Rays refused to wear the rainbow colors symbolizing the fight against homophobia.

New controversy in American sport. Five players from the Tampa Bay franchise refused to wear tunics and caps in the colors of gay pride on Saturday during the match against the White Sox (6-3 victory).

Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson explained this joint decision on religious grounds, while stating that “all were welcome and loved here».

«It’s a hard decision, admitted Jason Adam, before continuing (…) A lot of guys have decided it’s just a lifestyle – not that they look down on anyone or think differently. We may not want to encourage this if we believe in Jesus, who moved us to a lifestyle that would refrain from this behavior.».

This event occurs during Pride month, which highlights the fight against homophobia and equality for all. The United States has a tradition of using its four major sports leagues to spread social messages through team communication.

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