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Another barrier falls: the young Canadian champion of the Predators announces his homosexuality on Twitter

Another barrier knocked down. This time in the Nhl, the US National Hockey League. Luke Prokop, young hope of the Nashville Predators, has made known his homosexuality. And the first time for a player under contract with a NHL franchise. I don’t want to have to go into the locker room and ask myself “Who knows? And who, on the other hand, is not aware of it? ”. I am like that. I don’t think it will be a big topic for discussion, not what I want. I just want to say, “This is who I am.” one thing that I needed to externalize. So he no longer has to worry about what they think others, wrote the young 19-year-old Canadian on Twitter.

Remember that Prokop under contract with Nashville since last December and in a few months, in the fall, he should take part in his first camp with the Tennessee club. It was not easy for him to write that thought on his Twitter profile: homosexuality is still a tab topic in the world of US sport and beyond.

It took a lot of courage, I’m proud of him, said the general manager of the Predators, David Poile. Instead, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, called Prokop a pioneer and asked to do everything possible so that Luke can be well received, continue his career and his work, so that any player of the Nhl, current or future, ready to follow in his footsteps, know that our league will guarantee him all the necessary support. Not the first barrier in the United States. Just a month ago there was the announcement of the Las Vegas Raiders player, Carl Paul Nassib, who became the first NFL player to make his homosexuality known.

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July 21, 2021 (change July 21, 2021 | 09:27)

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