When Michael Sam came out tonight, likely becoming the first publicly gay active NFL player next season, we knew there'd be some shocking reactions from people on Twitter, including some of those in the NFL. Here, to preserve them publicly, are those tweets:

Also, NFL PR spokesman Greg Aiello:

As you can tell, people within the league are already showing their support. Anonymous NFL personnel may think it'll be a "distraction," but where the hell are they getting their information from?

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