LSU running back Alfred Blue makes homophobic statement on gay athletes

Alfred Blue should stick to rushing the football. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

Alfred Blue should stick to rushing the football. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

The topic of gay athletes in both professional and amateur sports has been sweeping the country lately.

Superstar hoops phenom Brittney Griner, who was just selected No. 1 in the WNBA Draft, recently revealed that she was gay after being drafted.

Several collegiate athletics programs and professional franchises have also adopted the You Can Play campaign. Their message is simple: If you can play, you can play.

It’s a sensitive subject in America and athletes like LSU running back Alfred Blue aren’t helping to ease gay individuals’ minds as they struggle with the idea of opening up.

When asked about gay athletes by The Daily Reveille, Blue gave a response that was questionable at best.

“Football is supposed to be this violent sport — this aggressive sport that grown men are supposed to play,” said senior LSU running back Alfred Blue. “Ain’t no little boys out here between them lines. So if you gay, we look at you as a sissy. You know? Like, how you going to say you can do what we do and you want a man?”

You can go ahead and mark that comment down with one of the worst of all time.

Blue is heading into his senior year for LSU. For his sake, hopefully Les Miles puts a nix on any future interviews with the running back.

[H/T The Big Lead]

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  • gunter

    Moron.

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  • Nick

    Idiot.

  • nitrodrip

    Homophobia is rampant in the African American culture. He needs sensitivity training but he will not be called to the mat on this remark at this time. Once he is on a team if it repeats he will be fined by the team.

  • Badfish

    Freedom of speech, you thinned skinned bitches! If you don’t like it then go cry in a corner like a little girl.

  • Has a Brain

    You’re an idiot. It’s not about being thin skinned, it’s about representing your institution with pride and integrity. He made a dumb comment, I’m sure he’s not a bad person, but this is probably how he was brought up. Your comment is just as ignorant as his badfish,

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Twain/1381936286 Michael Twain

    I can’t wait until a gay LB lays Blue out cold. What a complete moron.

  • taylorgotscrewed

    He is not alone in his thinking and whether people want to come out or not is their choice. Their are players that are going to target them, just saying.

  • barrysandinureyes

    Quit trying to act like homosexual behaviour is acceptable and normal. It is NOT.