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MOSCOW, 26 Jul – Seven rugby players of the Australian team “Manly Sea Eagles” refused to go to the match in the form with LGBT symbols.
Athletes refused to enter the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) game, citing religious and cultural beliefs. Instead of white stripes, the new uniform of the team has rainbow lines in support of the LGBT community.

“They will not play on Thursday and we accept their decision. These young people are strong in their convictions and we will give them the support they need,” NRL’s head coach Des Hasler was quoted as saying.

The specialist noted that the club will not change the design of the form.
The head of the NRL, Peter V’Landis, said he respects the decision of the players who do not want to wear LGBT uniforms.
“They have religious and cultural differences and that’s the beauty of Australia. We all have these freedoms,” V’Landis said.

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