At the beginning of February, University of Missouri defensive end, Michael Sam announced that he was gay. The fall out from that was predictable with support coming openly from most of the press and many players, as well as NFL officials. However, there were the usual anonymous “manly men”, expressing the usual homophobic memes about naked men in locker rooms. ESPN’s Keith Olbermann weighed in on the homophobia of the nameless NFL executives and highlighted a fellow sports caster’s criticism of Sam’s spineless detractors.
Michael Sam makes a brave and courageous entrance into the NFL…and he is met by men too weak to stand behind their own words. Keith explains.