sport news New York Rangers ditch wearing LGBTQ-themed warmup jerseys on Pride Night trends now

sport news New York Rangers ditch wearing LGBTQ-themed warmup jerseys on Pride Night trends now
sport news New York Rangers ditch wearing LGBTQ-themed warmup jerseys on Pride Night trends now

sport news New York Rangers ditch wearing LGBTQ-themed warmup jerseys on Pride Night trends now

New York Rangers DITCH wearing LGBTQ-themed warmup jerseys and rainbow tape on Pride Night and FAIL to explain why they backtracked on promise

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The New York Rangers made some notable changes before taking the ice in last-night's 'Pride Night Friday' at Madison Square Garden.

After wearing rainbow-themed warm-up jerseys for the past few years, the Rangers chose not to skate out in similar attire this year - nor did they use rainbow colored tape as in years past.

This is in spite of advertising that the team would do so, and comes in the aftermath of the Philadelphia Flyers choosing to ice a skater who was the only one to not wear a rainbow jersey on their pride night.

Rainbow colored lights at Madison Square Garden to celebrate Pride Night last year

Rainbow colored lights at Madison Square Garden to celebrate Pride Night last year

Igor Shesterkin #31 of the Rangers sports a special jersey in honor of Pride Night two years ago

Igor Shesterkin #31 of the Rangers sports a special jersey in honor of Pride Night two years ago

In a statement to DailyMail.com, the Rangers said, 'Our organization respects the LGBTQ+ community and we are proud to bring attention to important local community organizations as part of another great Pride Night. 

'In keeping with our organization's core values, we support everyone's individual right to respectfully express their beliefs.'

The Rangers did have some notable acknowledgements of the LGBTQ+ community during the game. 

The team had Andre Thomas, a co-chair of

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