Cheryl Maas is an openly gay Dutch snowboarder who is making waves on the Internet for what appears to be an on-camera protest of Russia’s anti-gay policies.
After a preliminary run in the slopestyle event Thursday, Maas took a moment to let the camera have a good look at her gloves, which depict a rainbow and a unicorn, leading many to interpret it as a protest. Russia has been under fire for months over their lack of discrimination protection for gays and a new law banning "propaganda" supporting same-sex causes.
Maas has not commented yet on her intentions, and some reports indicated she has worn the gloves for years. Take a look and judge for yourself:
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Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev had a similar moment Thursday, displaying a custom-designed snowboard that seemed to also be a form of protest.