A pride jersey drama has emerged in the NBL with a number of Cairns Taipans players reportedly ‘hesitant’ to wear a rainbow logo on their singlets during an upcoming Pride Round clash.
News Corp is reporting several Taipans players are considering not wearing the logo on their singlets due to their religious beliefs.
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The NBL will reportedly not force the players to wear the logo for the Taipans’ upcoming match against the South East Melbourne Phoenix on Wednesday night.
Therefore the Taipans players will still take the court against the Phoenix, just minus the rainbow logo their teammates will be wearing.
The drama comes after the NBL launched its pride round on Monday and months after a pride jersey scandal derailed Manly’s season in the NRL.