June is “Pride Month” and many, including the U.S. Marine Corps Twitter account and NASCAR, have made their participation clear. However, apparently not all members of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team took part in “Pride Night” at the ballpark, and CNN was all over it:
Several players on the Tampa Bay Rays did not wear LGBTQ logos on their uniforms for the team's Pride Night celebration during Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. https://t.co/AIrjZLHNlU
— CNN (@CNN) June 6, 2022
This has “Pulitzer” written all over it:
Several players on the Tampa Bay Rays did not wear LGBTQ logos on their uniforms for the team’s Pride Night celebration during Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, at least five Rays baseball players – pitchers Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson – declined to wear the uniforms which featured rainbow logos on the caps and jerseys.
Adam addressed the situation on behalf of the players who opted out, telling the Tampa Bay Times that it was a “faith-based decision” and that it wasn’t “judgmental.”
Hey, at least CNN hasn’t sent any reporters to their homes… yet.
It’s their choice. Nobody should be forced to support some movement that they don’t agree with.
— Madison (@Madisontx76) June 6, 2022
When you don’t comply, they come for you and name names. https://t.co/n5PUoCKWfC
— Draugr (@DraugrMan) June 6, 2022
As mask usage is dwindling the snitch media has to find something else to focus on, all in the name of “journalism.”
Wear the rainbow to fight oppression or we will ruin your life seems like a weird move. https://t.co/pudE1d6uCL
— Salty Cracker (@SaltyCracker9) June 6, 2022
Irony can be so ironic sometimes.
Sooo… you're upset people have chosen to not participate in your cult?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 6, 2022
— Ponderoshaw (@ponderoshaw) June 6, 2022
Funny….you never said Boo when players were kneeling for the National Anthem….seems like you cherry pick your arguments
— ULTRA Space Woman Spiff 👩🏻🚀of Tik Tok (@BellaPelosi) June 6, 2022
CNN would like to talk to those players about their flair:
'You only have 15 pieces of flair on your apron.'
Ok. But, the rule says you have to have 15.
'The minimum is 15…'
Oh. So should I put on more?
'Its not required. But it's encouraged to show you really care.'
So, how many more?
'15 is the minimum. It's up to you.' https://t.co/bxSCXU46tA
— Chad Felix Greene 🏳️🌈 (@chadfelixg) June 6, 2022