Australian basketball’s first pride round lauded despite some NBL players’ reluctance to wear LGBTQ+ jersey

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Beau Newell from Pride in Sport says it’s naive to expect all players to wear rainbow logo and does not undermine inclusivity

The NBL’s first pride round still sends a strong message of inclusivity despite the reluctance of several players to wear a logo supporting the LGBTQ+ community, according to Australian national nonprofit inclusion program Pride in Sport.

Several Cairns Taipans players are reportedly hesitant to wear a jersey bearing a rainbow logo during Wednesday night’s match against the South East Melbourne Phoenix, the first game of the pride round, citing their religious and cultural beliefs.

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