In what the hell is wrong with him news, Seattle Seahawks player Chris Clemons decides to weigh his bigoted small minded opinion on whether an openly gay player should be welcomed in the NFL. Here’s more:
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Clemons said he didn’t think it would be a good idea for a player to come out of the closet while playing professional football, although he insisted he wasn’t homophobic.
“Who on Gods earth is this person saying he’s coming out of the closet in the NFL?” tweeted Clemons.
Speculation about the possibility of a professional football player coming out picked up this week after a report by Mike Freeman of CBS Sports.
“Based on interviews over the past several weeks with current and former players, I’m told that a current gay NFL player is strongly considering coming out publicly within the next few months — and after doing so, the player would attempt to continue his career,” wrote Freeman.
He added that the player believes it is “now time for someone to take this step” but is worried about the reaction of homophobic fans.
Now the actual tweet that Clemons sent out stated “I’m not against anyone but I think it’s a selfish act. They just trying to make themselves bigger than the team.”…but how can you state that you’re not against something but call someone’s very nature “selfish”?
I mean is this what all homophobic people that play professional sports believes that a person not hiding who they are as “selfish”? The one thing that Clemons and any other bigot that believes that being openly gay takes away something from themselves or the team need a huge reality check.
Playing a professional sport is a job. A very glitzy, popular, endorsement enriched, potentially overpaid entertainment job. This isn’t a bathhouse where a gay player wants to come in and check out the merchandise. They are going to have a certain code of conduct just like anyone else and I’m sure that there will be reprimands for any harassment just like any other player so what the hell are you afraid of Clemons? Because that’s all we can deduce by such a myopic position you’re taking in this.
I think it’s selfish to ask someone to hide who they are just for your comfort Clemons, cause lets be honest here. That’s the only reason why you have an issue with this, no matter how politely you tried (and failed) to say during this message.