Apparently when Michael Sam takes a shower in the locker room is worth reporting – at least to ESPN. On Tuesday morning’s SportsCenter, Josina Anderson dished on intel from anonymous players on Sam’s shower habits.
And now for a lesson in how to make everyone in earshot hate you. One side hates because it champions Sam as a homosexual, and wants him to receive equal treatment as a football player. The other side hates because it doesn’t like the thought of a homosexual football player, feeling Sam milks his sexuality for a shot in the spotlight. Step outside the lines of football, especially with an unnecessary bit of TMI reporting, and you best wear a flak jacket.
Enter the Twitter reactions, who want to burn to hell every single piece of this poorly planned decision.
Disgraceful. RT @DJ_Bean SportsCenter had Josina Anderson doing update on which players have/haven’t showered at same time as Michael Sam.
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) August 26, 2014
— Elizabeth Traynor (@ektraynor) August 26, 2014
Just went back on DVR and rewatched. Anonymous player says he gets feeling Sam is “respecting” players’ space & waiting to shower. The fuck?
— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) August 26, 2014
— nathan (@natehask) August 26, 2014
Excellent report on if Michael Sam is showering or not showering with his teammates, #ESPN. Classic high school scoop, and you got it.
— Brad Estes (@BradEstes4) August 26, 2014
Yo @SportsCenter I don’t give a flying fuck if Michael Sam is showering with his teammates, he’s gay, get over it he’s just another player
— Wildfrats (@KSUWildfrats) August 26, 2014
Sportscenter reporting on Michael Sam’s shower schedule. HOT TAKES
— Chris Yoshonis (@seegeewhy) August 26, 2014
Sports Center screws up again
— WIGG (@CheckMyEsque) August 26, 2014
Sports center is gay
— Lelouch ⚡️ (@JeremySitzlar_) August 26, 2014
ESPN really got Josina out there asking who did or didn’t shower with Michael Sam? Man say it ain’t so..
— Rob Carpenter (@robcarpenter81) August 26, 2014
Man, ESPN has to “report” Michael Sam’s showering habits as if he’s going to grab the first dick he sees. Pathetic network.
— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) August 26, 2014
Really? Are we really REPORTING on whether or not Michael Sam has showered with his teammates? Just stop.
— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) August 26, 2014
This is SportsCenter.