Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Athletes within Louisiana State University were able to gve their thoughts about playing with gay teammate. While someone gave some rather encouraging answers, running back Alfred Blue made a very troubling statement to the Daily Reveille when given the opportunity: “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?” From looking at the quote alone, it would appear to be very insensitive. We don’t have the full context of what Blue said, but the writer of the article, Mike Gegenheimer, paints him in s similar light of 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, who made distasteful comments on in an interview leading up to the Super Bowl. It is comments like this that hold back players from being themselves and coming out. Blue appears to be a starter heading into next fall, and while this shouldn’t put his status in danger, it certainlycould be a distraction [...]
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