The uber-gay-friendly city of San Francisco is sending one super-anti-gay player to the Superbowl this Sunday. Cornerback Chris Culliver of the San Francisco 49ers made an egregiously bigoted comment during an interview with radio host Artie Lange on Tuesday. “I don’t do the gay guys man,” said Culliver. “I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do…Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah…can’t be…in the locker room man. Nah.
This is unacceptable, even after an apology. According to Mike Signorile over at The Huffington Post: “If there is no suspension, the message from the NFL to young people, amid continued reports of suicide by LGBT youth who experienced bullying, is that it’s okay for sports players and everyone else to attack gays and demand they stay closeted and living in shame. If there are no repercussions, the NFL’s words about support and acceptance of gay athletes and fans are completely empty.”