Louisiana State University Football Player Calls Gays ‘Sissies’
Louisiana State University senior running back Alfred Blue made anti-gay remarks to the school’s student newspaper The Reveille when asked about the possibilities of having a gay teammate.
“Football is supposed to be this violent sport – this aggressive sport that grown men are supposed to play,” Blue told Reveille writer Mike Gegenheimer.
“Ain’t no little boys out here between them lines. So if you gay, we look at you as a sissy. You know? Like, how you going to say you can do what we do and you want a man?”
While Blue may not think gay men have what it takes to make it on the gridiron, not all of the Tigers share his sentiments.
“I feel like if the person is gay, he must still conduct himself in the manner of a football player, and if a person isn’t gay, he must still look at the person who views himself as gay, or says he is gay, as his teammate,” said sophomore lineman Trai Turner.
“College football is a business and you have to conduct yourself in a manner where you respect everyone you deal with.”
Junior kicker James Hariston said the issue of an out player is important and needs to be talked about in the forefront.
“I think the main thing is people can learn as fans, as athletes, as just people in general, just respect one another and it ends at that,” he said.