Local Texas TV Sports Anchor's Commentary About Football Player Michael Sam Coming Out as Gay Becomes a Viral Video With Almost 2 Million Views in Three Days Huffington Post; YouTube
A sports commentary on a newscast originally broadcast on Gannett's WFAA-TV in Dallas has gone viral on the Internet, with almost 2 million views in three days.
The commentary is about football player Michael Sam, who recently came out as gay. If he becomes a player in the National Football League, as expected, he will be the first openly gay player in the NFL.
The commentary, below, is by WFAA sports anchor Dale Hansen. Hansen told The Huffington Post, via email, "I honestly didn't think it was going to be that big a deal."
The Huffington Post adds, "When asked for his thought process on taking such a firm stance and then broadcasting it, Hansen responded thus: 'I write only what I believe -- and I simply believe what I wrote. Seems like common sense to me -- nothing more or less.'"
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