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]