I don’t have a problem with what Barkley says here. If I own or coach a team, I want the best players, regardless of sexual orientation, race, etc.
I really like ESPN, Barkley added. They do a great job. But like once every two or three months, they bring all these people on there, and they tell me how me and my team are going to respond to a gay guy.
First of all, every player has played with gay guys. It bothers me when I hear these reporters and jocks get on TV and say, Oh, no guy can come out in a team sport. These guys would go crazy. First of all, quit telling me what I think. Id rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who cant play.
I hear what your saying, but players are regularly traded/cut because they are locker room “problems”. I’m not refering here to sexual orientation. Think Terrell Owens.
If a group of “straights” were to make an issue of it, which way to you think it would go? Personally, I don’t know. We are in an era where a star basketball player can get a coach fired or get his free-agent buddies on his team. Then again, we are also in an era where the commissioner of the NFL will fine/suspend a player for a homophobic epithet yelled in the heat of battle.
So perversion is alright with you then. Pathetic.
If any of the major sports leagues start accepting perversion then they lose my support.