Today, NBA player Jason Collins came out of the closet, giving us the first openly gay NBA, NFL, NHL, or MLB player in history. Most athletes were very supportive. One — Miami Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace — was not.
All right, dude, we get it — you’re straight. Now stop with the “no homo” schtick.
Wallace deleted both of the above tweets and then passed along this apology. It’s possible that he really didn’t realize his tweets would be offensive. But the fact that his peers would respond with such mystification further reinforces the bravery it took Jason Collins to come out.
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