Sports network ESPN gave a very bizarre update on Michael Sam. Earlier this year, Sam made history when he became the first openly gay NFL football player.
During an update as to how Sam is fairing on the team (he was drafted to the St. Louis Rams) on SportsCenter, reporter Josina Anderson talked about Sam’s chances of making the Rams final 53-man roster this season.
But instead of talking about how he’s doing on the field, Anderson spent most of the time talking about how Sam is fitting in with teammates.
Watch the segment here:
More specifically, Anderson talked about Sam’s showering habits while at training camp.
But there is hope. Fellow Rams player Chris Long gave the best response ever via Twitter:
ESPN has since apologized for the segment, releasing the following statement:
“ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report,” the statement said. “Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.”
We look forward to the day that Michael Sam can be judged for his performance on the field, not who he chooses to love.
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