This was stated by Carlson on the air of the Fox News channel. He supported Provorov, who refused to wear a rainbow-colored T-shirt in support of sexual minorities during the pregame practice against Anaheim. The Russian said that he made such a decision because he is Orthodox.
After that, a wave of hatred hit the Russian, but many supported his position, including the head coach of the club and the National Hockey League. Also, all the sweaters of the Russian game were sold out in a couple of days.
Tucker Carlson noted the Russian’s act, calling him a hero. “Hero, what can I say. The saddest thing is that we needed a foreigner for this. There are a lot of Americans in hockey, but it’s impossible to imagine one of them doing something like that,” Carlson said.