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NHL: Penguins C Sidney Crosby Opposed to Russian Anti-Gay Law
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NHL: Penguins C Sidney Crosby Opposed to Russian Anti-Gay Law

Aug 26 2013, 1:53am CDT | by

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney "The Kid" Crosby voiced out his opposition against Russia's anti-gay law.

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is against Russia's anti-gay law.An ESPN report from Pierre LeBrun dated August 26 says Crosby believes in giving athletes an equal right to play,...

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NHL: Penguins C Sidney Crosby Opposed to Russian Anti-Gay Law

Aug 26 2013, 1:53am CDT | by

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Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney "The Kid" Crosby voiced out his opposition against Russia's anti-gay law.

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is against Russia's anti-gay law.

An ESPN report from Pierre LeBrun dated August 26 says Crosby believes in giving athletes an equal right to play, regardless of their sexual orientation. 

"For me growing up in Canada, my view has always been that way. I think that everyone has an equal right to play and I think we've been supportive of that. With the Olympics and the controversy around that I think those decisions and those laws aren't necessary something that I agree with personally...their laws and their views."

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber supports Crosby's statement. 

"Obviously, the NHLPA and myself are trying to support that cause. Like Sidney said, the way we're brought up is different than how the Russians view it. We're going over there to play hockey and obviously that's what we're going to try and focus on." 

Crosby and Weber's comments come just a week after NHL stars Henrik Zetterberg, Victor Hedman and Patrik Hornqvist also opposed the controversial Russian law. 

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed the law on June 30. It has a provision which allows the government to arrest and detain gay or pro-gay foreigners for up to 14 days. After they serve time in prison, they will eventually be deported from Russia. 

This anti-gay law has sparked controversy on how it will eventually affect the proceedings of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, IOC President Jacques Rogge assured those involved that the Russian government will welcome them during the games.  

"We have today received strong written assurance from the Russian government that everyone will be welcome at the games in Sochi regardless of their sexual orientation."

On his part, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said his country will comply with the Olympic Charter's provision against discrimination. 

"The Russian Federation guarantees the fulfillment of its obligations before the International Olympic Committee in its entirety." 

 
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Oct 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Several NHL stars sat down to share some memories of their favourite childhood Halloween costumes. Anaheim Ducks defenceman Cam Fowler sure had an affinity for ninjas while he was growing up. The former 12th overall pick was one of those kids who recycled costume ideas from year to year. At least he switched up the colour of his ninja garb. You may be surprised to learn that Sidney Crosby never went trick-or-treating dressed as a charismatic ba ...
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NHLers on Costumes: Fowler really loves ninjas

Oct 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Several NHL stars sat down to share some memories of their favourite childhood Halloween costumes. Anaheim Ducks defenceman Cam Fowler sure had an affinity for ninjas while he was growing up. The former 12th overall pick was one of those kids who recycled costume ideas from year to year. At least he switched up the colour of his ninja garb. You may be surprised to learn that Sidney Crosby never went trick-or-t ...
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7 weeks ago

NHLers on Costumes: Fowler really loves ninjas

Oct 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Several NHL stars sat down to share some memories of their favourite childhood Halloween costumes. Anaheim Ducks defenceman Cam Fowler sure had an affinity for ninjas while he was growing up. The former 12th overall pick was one of those kids who recycled costume ideas from year to year. At least he switched up the colour of his ninja garb. You may be surprised to learn that Sidney Crosby never went trick-or-treating dresse ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

NHLers on Costumes: Fowler really loves ninjas

Oct 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Several NHL stars sat down to share some memories of their favourite childhood Halloween costumes. Anaheim Ducks defenceman Cam Fowler sure had an affinity for ninjas while he was growing up. The former 12th overall pick was one of those kids who recycled costume ideas from year to year. At least he switched up the colour of his ninja garb. You may be surprised to learn that Sidney Crosby never went trick-or-treating dressed as a charismatic ball of energy. More NHL on Sportsnet: Sub ...
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7 weeks ago

NHLers on Costumes: Fowler really loves ninjas

Oct 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Several NHL stars sat down to share some memories of their favourite childhood Halloween costumes. Anaheim Ducks defenceman Cam Fowler sure had an affinity for ninjas while he was growing up. The former 12th overall pick was one of those kids who recycled costume ideas from year to year. At least he switched up the colour of his ninja garb. You may be surprised to learn that Sidney Crosby never went trick-or-treating dressed as a charismatic ball of energy. More NHL on Sportsnet: Sub ...
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