Michael Sam jerseys sell like hotcakes as conservatives apoplectic at his popularity
Conservatives both inside and outside of the National Football League are outraged that Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend after learning that he had completed one of his life-long goals — to be drafted into the NFL.
They are angry that President Barack Obama congratulated him:
Did Obama also call the 248 players drafted ahead of Michael Sam or is that just a gay privilege?
— Future President (@DefinitionOfFaF) May 11, 2014
And, of course, because Sam is not Benghazi:
We know more how Michael Sam celebrated being drafted by the NFL than what Obama was doing during the #Benghazi terrorist attack.
— Razor (@hale_razor) May 12, 2014
They are angry that sales of Sam’s jersey are outpacing all but Johnny Football’s:
Michael Sam is the #2 best selling rookie jersey?! #1 when will this crap end? #2 How many of those were sold to actual football fans?
— ⚜ Lindsey ⚜ (@Brock0104) May 12, 2014
Even though, as someone else points out:
— Scott Soshnick (@soshnick) May 12, 2014
Because they know how the free market should be guiding all these Sam-jersey-purchasers hands:
Michael Sam jersey sales setting records, statistically how many of these purchasers have a Pat Tillman jersey? #JustAsking
— Dexter Roy (@DexterRoy527) May 12, 2014
Also, they’re irate because he won’t get off their only source for news and entertainment, ESPN:
Turn it to espn and see that faggot Michael Sam on there making out with his BF.. The fuck is wrong with you espn? Get that fag off here.
— Captain Hunk OG⛵️ (@h_marcum60) May 11, 2014
The conservative narrative seems to be coalescing around this complaint from Florida State University linebacker DeMarcus Walker:
Y'all praise Michael Sam for being gay but y'all mocked Tim Tebow for being a Christian. Smh #Society
— DeMarcus Walker (@livinglegend_44) May 11, 2014
Or, as this Christian more eloquently put it:
— Ricky Nixon (@RNVols14) May 12, 2014
That the NFL fined Miami Dolphin Don Jones for calling the drafting of Sam “Horrible” is evidence that liberals are hypocrites:
Tolerance means that those who disagree should be fined. http://t.co/e6O2YPAOQb
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 12, 2014
As Shapiro’s colleague at Truth Revolt, Caleb Howe, noted in the linked article, the real victims here are the homophobes the NFL’s actions have silenced: “This is the age of PC punishment,” Howe wrote. “Get on board, or get booted.”
[“NFL prospect Michael Sam” on Facebook]