Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The Chicago Blackhawks were slated to wear rainbow-colored warm-up jerseys on Sunday for the team's Pride Night, but that will no longer be the case.
The Blackhawks will not wear the LGBTQ-themed jerseys, attire they have worn previously, citing safety concerns of their Russian players for the decision, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
New Russian law has banned "gay propaganda," and the team reportedly had conversations with security officials regarding the laws.
The law made it illegal for Russians to promote or "praise" the LGBTQ lifestyle. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 12: Rainbow colors are shown on the Chicago Blackhawks warm-up jerseys for Pride Night prior to the game against the Los Angeles Kings at United Center on April 12, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images) The Blackhawks have three players with Russian heritage or have family in Russia: defenseman Nikita Zaitsev, forward Philipp Kurashev and Kazakh goaltender Anton Khudobin.Read more on foxnews.com