So Chris Kluwe blew up the Internet last week with this post, entitled "I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot," and the sports world instantly split into two factions: Those who cheered on Kluwe, and those who thought he was a disgruntled ex-punter looking for revenge and working in cahoots with BIG GAY. Whether you believe that Kluwe was canned for his politics, or because he was a statistically average punter who could be replaced with cheaper labor (as Kluwe points out, it's possible for both cases to be true—that his politics made it easier for the Vikings to make a justifiable football decision), I think we can all agree that football teams—as well as many football coaches, fans, and media members—do NOT care for "distractions." Even Kluwe himself didn't want to be seen in that light.
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