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Sidney Crosby Speaks Out Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

Russia’s anti-gay law is being attacked once again, this time by NHL superstar Sidney Crosby.

On Sunday afternoon, Crosby spoke out against the country’s Olympic anti-gay stance. During a press conference for Canada’s Olympic camp, Crosby said:

“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 necessarily something that I agree with personally… their laws and their views.”

It wasn’t just Crosby speaking out against Russian’s homophobic stance. Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber also stood beside Crosby. Weber is a supporter of the You Can Play Foundation, which is endorsed by the NHL and NHL Players’ Association. According to Weber:

“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.”

Since Russian took its anti-gay stance for the Sochi Olympics, many athletes have openly spoke out against the country’s decisions.

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