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‘Why would I bench him?’: Flyers coach Tortorella defends Provorov’s Pride boycott

Flyers coach John Tortorella defended Russian defenseman Ivan Provorov’s decision to cite religious beliefs as his reason to boycott the team’s pregame Pride celebration. “Provy did nothing wrong,” Tortorella said Thursday. “Just because you don’t agree with his decision doesn’t mean he did anything wrong.” Before Tuesday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, the 26-year-old Provor …

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