New York Rangers left winger Sean Avery and former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan have recently come out in support of gay marriage. Needless to say, they’re on a very short list of pro athletes who openly support gay rights.
Strahan’s former teammate, David Tyree, has gone on quite the crazyguy media tour as of late, and has become a sort of unofficial spokesman for athletes who oppose same sex marriage (despite not being that good at the sport he used to play).
In addition to saying that the legalization of same sex marriage would lead to “anarchy,” Tyree has invoked God and said he is “totally against homosexuality.” He also thinks that same sex marriage will lead to homosexuality being taught in public schools.
While his comments are inflammatory, they’re nothing new. I know it’s hard to believe, but athletes have actually been saying mean things about gay people for a really long time. And despite the fact that it feels like attitudes in locker rooms are shifting (and may have been for some time – shout out to Chuck Barkley), there is still a long way to go.
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