Michael Sam is on the brink of making history. With the NFL Draft upon us, Michael will likely become the first ever openly gay professional football player. The NFL community needs to know that a gay player should be judged on talent, not sexual orientation.
There has been a strong show of support for Michael by the NFL, his Missouri teammates, coaches and fans, but there has also been speculation that some teams will shy away from him in the draft. By supporting Michael now, we can show everyone that sport does not discriminate.
The outpouring of allyship from the football world has been tremendous since Michael’s trailblazing announcement. Athlete Ally Board Member and Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo, and Ambassadors Donte Stallworth, Scott Fujita and Chris Kluwe have all voiced support, along with many many other incredible athletes across the world.
Showing our support for Michael will display to the sports community that his leadership and ability are what's important. Our unified voice means there’s no limit to what Michael will achieve next.