Michael Sam will be the first openly gay player in the NFL if he is picked by a team come May's draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York. It is highly likely that he will be taken by a team, he is after all the current SEC defensive player of the year.
One Republican lobbyist named Jack Burkman is not happy with this prospect and has proposed legislation to ban gays from playing in the league.
We are losing our decency as a nation. Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country. What in the world has this nation come to?
If the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it
Sam responded to Burkman's comments on Twitter. And what better way to hit back than with a Back to the Future reference.
Jack Burkman is going to need a Delorian, not some bogus bill, if he wants to prevent gay athletes from being in the locker room
— Michael Sam (@MikeSamFootball) February 25, 2014
Let's just hope that no former Irish rugby players are asked to speak about this on Irish radio.