I am glad you asked. ( I am not confident you will agree which is of course fine)Honest question
How else should we view their actions? If it is against their beliefs (the jersey was about inclusion of all) would this not be homophobia?
The decision is based upon the belief ( not mine btw) that the union between a man and a woman is sacred above all. This is likely linked to procreation…
The players by not agreeing to wear the jersey are not saying they hate, or dislike LGBTQI people which is what homophobia essentially means. They are just not willing to promote it due to the reason above, this is again not saying that they hate, dislike and cannot respect them etc as human beings. One of players mentioned he had a gay sister and of course he loves her.
In my opinion, is the above situation ideal? (NO) is based on hate? ( NO) is it based upon some form of ignorance? ( likely yes)
I don’t think this word ( homophobia) is appropriate for this situation at all as it only agitates the situation and certainly does not help anyone….. one should not fight ignorance with intolerance…