Michael Sam became the first openly gay football player to be drafted in the NFL on Saturday.
After hearing the news, he was overcome with emotion and celebrated the news by kissing his boyfriend live on ESPN.
Several professional and college athletes, decided to make a public statement to the world concerning their homophobia on twitter.
Here are just a few of the grown men who can’t handle the sight of two men kissing:
First is Case McCoy, the former quarterback for the University of Texas Longhorns.
Next we have retired NFL running back Derrick Ward, who had a big homophobic Twitter tantrum. These are just some of his tweet:
This is Don Jones, current Miami Dolphins defensive back, who was fined and suspended by his team after tweeting “omg” and “horrible” in response to Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend.
Retired NFL wide receiver turned sports anchor, Andy McCullough, pleaded with the heavens to control his homophobia:
Florida State linebacker DeMarcus Walker, attempted to portray Tim Tebow as the real victim for being a Christian, when in reality he was mocked because he just wasn’t a great player. Nice try DeMarcus:
The last homophobic athlete on our list, Marshall Henderson, who played basketball for Ole Miss, is without a doubt the clear winner in the homophobic tweets hall of fame:
After receiving an avalanche of negative responses for his homophobic tweets, Henderson attempted to save himself in the most hilarious way possible:
But Before we get too bent out of shape, let us also recognize those sports stars who welcomed Sam’s seventh-round selection by the St. Louis Rams.
Rams defensive end Robert Quinn tweeted:
ESPN anchor Stuart Scott made this excellent point:
President Barack Obama also weighed in.
“The President congratulates Michael Sam, the Rams and the NFL for taking an important step forward today in our Nation’s journey,” the White House said in a statement. “From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are.”