Mexico City / 06.06.2022 15:59:00
June is LGBT pride month, which is why several sports teams show their support by wearing the colors of this community on their social networks and even on their uniforms.
But there are exceptions, as in the case of Tampa Bay RaysMajor League Baseball (MLB) team, in which several players refused to wear the colors of the LGBT community in the celebration of the Pride Night (Pride Night) that took place this Saturday against the Chicago White Sox, according to local media.
Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs y Ryan Thompson would have been the five pitchers who refused to wear the rainbow on their uniforms and caps, reported the Tampa Bay Times.
the pitcher Adam would have reported that his subject was due to one “decision based on faith”something that was complicated because “Ultimately, we all said that what we want is for them to know that everyone is welcome and loved here.”
“It’s not judging. It’s not belittling. It’s just what we believe; the lifestyle that we’ve been encouraged to live, for our own good, not to abstain from. But then again, we love these men and women, we care about themand we want you to feel safe and welcome here,” Jason Adam said on behalf of his peers who opted out of Pride Night.
For his part, the gardener Kevin Kiermaier mentioned that inclusion was something he learned from his parents: “Me taught to love everyone as they are, live your life, whatever your preferences, be you.”
“I can’t speak for everyone here, obviously, but this is a family atmosphere here on a Major League Baseball field. We just want everyone to feel welcome and included and cheer us on. It doesn’t matter what your opinion is on anything.”
Kevin Cash, manager of the Rays, assured that this discrepancy did not generate any division in the team, since each one respects his ideology.