Henrik Zetterberg Speaks Out Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

March 3, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Joe Louis Arena. Chicago won 2-1 in a shoot out. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia coming up athletes have been coming out in support of or against the Russian anti-gay law.

Russia is a major power in the world and it has been over 20 years since he collapse of the Soviet Union, but some of the policies in Russia seem to still be backwards compared to the other major powers.

The athletes coming out in support of the law are mostly Russian Olympic athletes, while most of the people condemning the laws are not from Russia.

One of the athletes who has condemned the law is Detroit Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg. He talked to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet and said:

It’s terrible, incredibly awful. It is unbelievable that in this era might be such laws, especially in a country as vast as Russia says Detroit The forward.

Seeing Henrik Zetterberg, who is not only on the Red Wings, but captaining the team, making comments against this law makes me proud to call myself a fan. He speaks his mind regardless of the consequences, it shows true leadership and a great sense of humanitarian.

Everyone should be treated equally despite their preferences and seeing athletes step up in defense of other humans is a huge step forward.

Russia has stated that the anti-gay law would be applied during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but that is only the first step in a long road of battles to repeal the law.

How do feel about Henrik Zetterberg stepping up and speaking out against the law?

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