Carl Nassib seems like a decent guy that tried to get ahead of a story that others would sensationalize. No problem there. But little did he suspect that his own organization, the NFL, would use his simple straightforward statement as an opportunity to throw live meat to the PC gods.
With the new tag line of “Football is Gay”, the NFL has brought joy to the heart of every kid in junior high school, circa 1973, who thought certain sports exhibited a little too much male preening. Though in those days, because of its seemingly gentle nature compared to football, soccer was thought “gay”. Not homosexual, but in the parlance of those days, gay. Like lame, but worse. Baseball was a close second in the gay sports department. Tennis and swimming would have made that list, but they got the preppy waiver.
So the NFL turns a guy’s personal issue into a circus because the PC robots in front office marketing felt like not earning their paycheck this this week. Shame on them and good luck to Nassib.
FNC: “The NFL released a commercial on Monday showing support for the LGBTQ+ community on the heels of Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib revealing he is gay.
The commercial starts out saying: “Football is gay.” The clip then dives into other adjectives about the sport. “If you love this game, you are welcome here. Football is for all. Football is for everyone,” the league said in a tweet. “The NFL stands by the LGBTQ+ community today and every day.”
If you love this game, you are welcome here. Football is for all. Football is for everyone.
The NFL stands by the LGBTQ+ community today and every day.
— NFL (@NFL) June 28, 2021
Nassib: “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay,” he said. “I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but finally feel comfortable getting it off my chest. I really have the best life, the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for. I’m a pretty private person so I hope you guys know that I’m not doing this for attention. I just think that representation and visibility are so important. I actually hope that one day, videos like this and the whole coming out process are not necessary, but until then I will do my best and my part to cultivate a culture that’s accepting and compassionate.”