Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Texas Sports Reporter Blasts NFL Homophobia

Kudos to Texas sportscaster Dale Hansen for his powerful statement in support of openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam. Hansen cited NFL officials telling Sports Illustrated that Sam will be hurt "on draft day because a gay player wouldn’t be welcome in an NFL locker room." Hansen blasted the hypocrisy of those who oppose Sam: “You beat a woman and drag her down a flight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots? You’re the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft... You love another man? Well, now you’ve gone too far.” Hansen equated current bigotry toward gay players with past bigotry toward black athletes and also pointed out the hypocrisy of political conservatives: “So many of the same people who used to make that argument and the many who still do are the same people who say government should stay out of our lives. But then want government in our bedrooms.” Watch:

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