Veteran Dallas sports anchor Dale Hansen had a few choice words for the NFL this week – after it was revealed that Michael Sam, a star defence player for Missouri, will face some difficulty being drafted for the NFL, because he has come out as gay.
Hansen, as you can see in the clip below, blasts unnamed NFL personnel for their hypocrisy in having reservations about drafting a gay player, yet welcome players with criminal records.
“A gay player would not be welcome in a NFL locker room as it would be uncomfortable – because that’s a man’s world. You beat a woman, and drag her down a flight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots, you’re the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft. You kill people while driving drunk, that guy’s welcome. Players caught in hotel rooms with illegal drugs and prostitutes, we know they’re welcome! Players accused of rape and pay the woman to go away, or lie to police trying to cover up a murder, we’re comfortable with that. You love another man, well now, you’ve gone too far.”
Watch the rest of Hansen’s groundbreaking speech – a speech he could not have made 10 years ago – in the video below.