Stephen Colbert throws down a penalty flag over Michael Sam’s NFL draft kiss (video)

Comedian Stephen Colbert covered the kiss Michael Sam gave his boyfriend on hearing the news that he was drafted by the NFL’s St. Louis Rams.

Same is openly-gay, and it was big news when he came out recently, as the NFL has never had an openly-gay player.

Colbert had fun with it as only he can.

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Colbert: “Folks, this is just wrong. In the NFL, sexuality is supposed to take place off camera. And the fans should only find out about it when the charges are filed.”

Colber was referring to the fact that numerous NFL players have a history of debauchery, drunken driving, spousal abuse, and more — yet no one has a problem with them being on TV.


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  • Elijah Shalis

    Well I think they are both cool and hot no matter what the rethugs think.

  • Max_1

    The solution is… Just kiss. Hold hands down the street. Be happy and confident. Be yourself.
    People will “have to” see it to believe it. It was the same with mixed couples…

    Yes, it is the next step. LGBT are stepping up! See the list of States opening up to marriage?
    I think “most” of society is capable of adjusting their mentality on the issue real fast. Its those “outliers” of the far right making all the noise…

    Tradition to the MSM has been to defer to that element of the right for their “expertise” in “issues” pertinent to the GOP platform. The MSM has to adjust, too. I believe they are…

    Happy Gay Pride!

  • Max_1

    It’s guilt by association. A Conservative trademark “take” on things so as to cast doubt on the “opponent’s” views. Since they can’t go directly AT Sam (not PC to target race or sexuality anymore), so they go after other people in his life. They had the same game with Obama. His pastor, his b.c., his Faith, his father, his mother, his wife’s mother, …

    When one can not argue a point of view in a rationally legitimate statement, one turns toward ad hominem styled “attack” arguments. In this case, what’s seven degrees of separation to these cons, anyway? Have you seen what’s in most of their closets? It don’t look any prettier…

    What we’re witnessing is both an adult “hissy fit” and “maturing” before our eyes. Soon, mostly through shame, these cons will come to realize that in today’s world, there is little space for their ideas. Let them be seen as the bigoted bullies they self righteously profess to be so proud of. Let them be spoken of in the public square, just as they demand the ability to do (mostly to dominate the square, bull horns and speakers, anyone?). Sure they draw a crowd, so let us gather and collectively laugh at their silliness. Such clowns… In baby’s bibs.

  • Max_1

    People come in various sizes and shapes and colors…

  • cole3244

    stephen stephen stephen!!!

  • usagi

    I’m trying to work out: Is Vito a shortish swimmer or is Michael Sam (and everyone else in that room) a giant? Okay, Sam is 6’3″ so I guess it’s that he’s a fairly tall guy who looks like a twig when you put him next to an NFL football player.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    And then there’s the fact TV has been full of tons of instance of heterosexual PDA (public displays of affection).

    We’re grappling now with the next battle in gay rights: The right not to be forced into public asexuality.

  • Elijah Shalis

    Did you see that The Daily Mail and conservatives have done a hit piece on Michael Sam’s boyfriend because his father and grandfather were in the mafia but could find no dirt on the bf himself?

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