Sports anchor Dale Hansen’s broadcast went viral Wednesday after he defended football star Michael Sam for coming out as gay.
Sam will be the first openly gay player when he gets drafted.
After anonymous NFL sources told Sports Illustrated that the move might prove to be a setback for Sam, Hansen argued otherwise. He condemned players who seemed to lack moral values in the NFL.
“You beat a woman and drag her down a flight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots? You’re the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft. You kill people while driving drunk? That guy’s welcome,” Hansen said. “You love another man? Well, now you’ve gone too far.”
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Hansen also criticized those who say they want government out of their lives but in “our bedrooms”, and noted that it wasn’t long ago when players felt African Americans players would make a team uncomfortable.