NHL star Sidney Crosby speaks out for equality

Sidney Crosby of the NHLBY TRAVIS WALDRON

The biggest name in the National Hockey League took his turn speaking out against Russia’s anti-gay law over the weekend, just six months before the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi. Crosby is at least the third NHL player to speak out against the Russian law, which bans “homophobic propaganda.”

“For me growing up in Canada, my view has always been that way,” Pittsburgh Penguins and Team Canada star Sidney Crosby said at a news conference Sunday. “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.”

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