Really, dude? As Deadspin so aptly put it about ESPN’s OTL coverage of NBA Jason Collins telling Sports Illustrated that he is gay, “OTL booked Chris Broussard to have a discussion with openly gay correspondent LZ Granderson, and it rapidly devolved into a talk about whether or not gay sex is sinful. Huh?”
Now we know that Broussard has his opinion, and he has every right to state it. But last time we checked, God (or whatever spirit you follow) is all about love. Why is bugging you? Collins took a stand today, and you could at least give it a bit of context, but instead, you went down a road not that traveled. And you stated it as an ESPN employee, and not from the comfort of you own private home. Countdown to career ending in 3, 2, 1.
Why the hate, Chris? Do you have the courage to say it straight to Collins? BTW, Granderson’s repines was awesome, watch it here.
By the way, we give Brousard another 2 days at ESPN, if that. Here is a sampling what Twitter is saying right now:
Chris Broussard will be dropped by espn.. And he will be reporting sports for the 700 club with Pat Robertson
— Mr.Monday Night (@HarlemNyte) April 29, 2013
Just watched youtube vid of what @chris_broussard said and sir you’re a jerk! That same Bible you quoted also says to not judge people!
— HeatherB(@blckbuttrfly1) April 29, 2013
RIP Chris Broussard’s career at ESPN…moron
— karlt34 (@karlt34) April 29, 2013
@chris_broussard Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I don’t agree with you though. Hope you ready for the backlash cus they coming.
— Marlon Gaines (@Marlon_N_Gaines) April 29, 2013
Yo Chris Broussard Get your ASS out of the bible, and get in to the REAL world, just dont judge people because they are different #LoveAll
— Quint Bode♫ (@QYB1990) April 29, 2013
Chris Broussard is annoying as hell but how can ppl hate him for what he believes in but then say J.Collins is “brave” for admittin he’s gay
—Kristyn (@KrisLynelle) April 29, 2013
My sources tell me @chris_broussard is in serious trouble with ESPN.
— Dominique Blanton (@NiqueBlanton) April 29, 2013
@chris_broussard has a right to his own opinion but you know he’s gonna lose his job over this. #politicallycorrect
— Shaun Mack (@Starstress) April 29, 2013
BREAKING: @chris_broussard has been traded to Fox News after his comments on OTL today
— Marshall Osborne (@MarshallOsborne) April 29, 2013
Oh @chris_broussard way to be a stereotypical homophobic black male. How awesome of you. #unfollow #ignorant #asshole #checkyourself
— Lareeeeeee not Larry (@LareeRocks311) April 29, 2013
Going to be interesting. He is going to play the “religious freedom” card on this. Not sure why he had to comment on this with his own personal beliefs. Does he infuse them to other sports situations where acts that his belief system deem sinful occur? This is going to be big, real big. A lot of props to Jason Collins for getting the conversation started.
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