Michael Sam had to wait until the final eight picks to get drafted and when the Rams finally called, it was an emotional moment. ESPN cameras were there and filmed him crying and hugging and kissing another man, presumably his boyfriend. It was moving and powerful, and the ignorant hated it.
There's nothing new about a draftee celebrating with a significant other, or cameras focusing on her. Hell, sometimes they are openly drooled over; Lauren Tannehill almost broke Twitter when she showed up during the draft. It's not even the first time someone's been drafted and kissed his girlfriend. But since it's two gay men kissing and embracing, it's too much for people (even the ones who say they aren't homophobic!).
To the ugliness.
ESPN... You serious right now?
— Case McCoy (@CaseMcCoy6) May 10, 2014
I did not wanna see Michael Sam kiss his boyfriend like the freak
— chris phillips (@bengie241) May 10, 2014
Do we really need to see the video of Sam kissing his bf????
— Rob (@AztecRob10) May 10, 2014
I don't want to see Michael Sam kissing his bf, I want to see Bortles and his piece
— Evan Johnson (@EvanJ34) May 10, 2014
Was happy to see Michael Sam get drafted but they didn't have to show him and his bf kissing
— Jason Goldstein (@jasonAG514) May 10, 2014
I don't have a problem with Sam being gay. Be gay. I have a problem with ESPN showing Sam kissing his bf 5,492 times.
— Christopher Nicolai (@Nicolai60) May 10, 2014
@espn y'all really showed this fag kissing his boyfriend on live tv -michael Sam
— Jody (@ihateYujody) May 10, 2014
Espn special: an hour of Michael Sam crying with his fag boyfriend
— Sam Miller (@sammiller63) May 10, 2014
— Supreme Magnetic XL (@MrGoldPackXL) May 11, 2014
Michael Sam is the type of fag that doesn't need to be in the league....gay ass kissed his bf when he got drafted 😑😑😑😑
— steve kerr (@ryan4O7) May 10, 2014
— Quinn Mendyk (@MNNIUQ) May 10, 2014
— bridgette (@BridgetteShealy) May 11, 2014
Im not watching @espn until this Michael Sam story dies. It's gross. I'm not tryna watch 2 dudes kiss on a sports show.
— Jesse (@jrichhh19) May 11, 2014
I'm gonna be real. Wasn't prepared to see Michael Sam kiss his bf on the mouth on fucking ESPN. That's gross as hell
— Brad Shelton (@Bradshelton722) May 10, 2014