Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gay Sports Players

I've been reading Pro Football Talk on occasion (not recommended).

One subject that keeps coming up is gay payers.

Two stories in particular annoy me.

One occurs and reoccurs almost regularly.  This story is about some player tweeting things not deemed "enlightened" enough about gay NFL players.

The response to this is to criticize the player that is not politically correct enough, then his team issues a statement, "player X's views do not represent the views of the organization," and then the player is forced to apologize, and perhaps go to sensitivity training.

The Dolphins issued a statement Monday responding to remarks posted by wide receiver Mike Wallace on Twitter, with the club saying it believes “in a culture of inclusiveness and respect, and any statements to the contrary are in no way acceptable to our organization.”
Another recent story is about the Vikings punter who has been vocal about supporting gay "rights."  He thinks that he'll be fired for his vocal thoughts on this issue.

“It’s a shame that in a league with players given multiple second chances after arrests, including felony arrests, that speaking out on human rights has a chance of getting you cut,” Kluwe told PFT via text message.
I think that there are a few things that we should learn from these stories.
  1. If you speak out in a politically correct way, then you should not be allowed to be fired.
  2. If you think that you might get fired, then you should be vocal about gays, or whatever, then if your fired claim it was because of your views.
  3. Any NFL player who is asked about his views on gays should respond with, "If I say anything other than whatever is currently politically correct, then I will be forced to apologize and sent to sensitivity training.  So put me down for whatever stupid PC statement you want."
  4. It would be absolutely hilarious if a play made a big production about making a public statement, led everyone to think that he is going to announce that he's gay, and then have him say, "I like girls, etc."  Do you suppose he'd get all of the fanfare that any announcing gay player will get?
Incidentally, gays are more of an "ideological fringe: than the NRA is!

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