Twitter Reacts To Michael Sam Coming Out
Michael Sam is the former defensive end for the Missouri Tigers. Sam happens to also be gay and he is not afraid to admit it.
We hit up Twitter to see the world’s reaction.
Unfortunately, this is a news story. The gay and lesbian community continues to fight for equal rights, and this is just one more hurdle to overcome. Tackling the sports world as a gay athlete is not an easy task, especially in football. Not only has Sam said that he is gay but he is proud to be gay.
This no-fear talent has transition in his playing style, as he put up decent numbers in his college career. Sam was awarded the SEC defensive player of the year and was named to the the all-SEC first team.
So now that we know that Sam can play, how does the NFL and the rest of the world view him? Will he be that “gay guy” or the extremely courageous DE from Missouri with a ton of upside.
I applaud Missouri DE @MichaelSamfootball for his bravery & honesty about who he is. I pray he gets a opportunity 2 play the game he loves!
— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) February 10, 2014
"@AdamSchefter: Missouri DE Michael Sam, a projected mid-round pick, said today he's gay. Story now on ESPN2." Oh wow!!! There goes the NFL!
— patrick crayton (@pcrayton12) February 10, 2014
There is no room for bigotry in American sports. It takes courage to change the culture.
— Malcolm Smith (@MalcSmitty) February 10, 2014
— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 10, 2014
.@MikeSamFootball Bravo! You are a brave soul. You may not realize it yet but your honesty has changed sports forever. Bless you.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 10, 2014
Michael Sam said he playin in a thong in the NFL
— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) February 10, 2014