Veteran NBA center Jason Collins became the first ever athlete from the four major American team sports to come out as gay on Monday, and there has been an outpouring of support since Sports Illustrated released the story to the public. Everyone from Bill Clinton to Kobe Bryant has endorsed Collins and commended him for his courage. Mike Wallace decided to go in the other direction.
Shortly after the internet began buzzing about Collins, the Miami Dolphins receiver sent the following tweet. He deleted it shortly after it was sent, but the folks at The Big Lead were able to capture it first.
What can we even say at this point? While Wallace’s comment was obviously incredibly idiotic, we know better than to be surprised. Whether it be an MLB pitcher saying a gay teammate would create awkwardness or a former NFL star saying religion makes it wrong, there are always going to be people who stand in the way.
Naturally, Wallace sent out an apology.
Never said anything was right or wrong I just said I don’t understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended
— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) April 29, 2013
Anyone who believes he’s actually sorry is incredibly naive.