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NFL Player Chris Culliver: Gay players aren’t welcome in football and shouldn’t come out

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  1. Little defensive, aren’t we? The usual scary locker-room tropes in play.

    All liars think everyone lies
    All thieves think everyone steals
    All people who can’t keep their eyes to themselves in the locker room…. well, you get where I’m going with this.

    Do you think that it will come as a soul-crushing disappointment to him that gay guys are not going to chase him round the locker room?

    And good grief, he plays for San Francisco!!

    I’m sure that there was a time where people would have said he was not worthy and was not welcome and should not come on play on their teams. Well, congratulations to him, he is now one of the latest generation of bloody bigots.

  2. Gosh, he’s an eloquent chap, isn’t he?

    1. casparthegood 30 Jan 2013, 11:29pm

      Too busy learning bigotry to study usefull subjects obviously

    2. I was thinking exactly the same thing. “ No, we don’t got no gay people on the team” I bet his english teacher is proud.
      I DO want to read about this stuff, to see what the world thinks of us if nothing else however, it’s depressing sometimes.

      1. I think he meant to say “we ain’t not got none”. lol.

  3. friday jones 30 Jan 2013, 10:56pm

    Chris Culver’s new nickname is “Downlow.” Pass it on!

  4. Jamie Caffiera 30 Jan 2013, 11:02pm

    It’s funny, the same thing used to be said about black people…

    1. Irony at its finest.

  5. That There Other David 30 Jan 2013, 11:12pm

    Yeah, whatever. The USA is reaching a point where the tables are reversing. People like Culliver will be the ones having to leave the room.

    Of course, he could always go play for Kansas City Cheifs if he wants to continue his embarrassing rants. I’m sure there’s a family in nearby Topeka that will welcome him.

  6. I knew he would be African American

    1. Brett Gibson 31 Jan 2013, 12:05am

      They do seem to cling on to the out-dated super-macho cover up act more than white guys. Same with Hispanics I feel.

      1. To be honest, in my area of the United States, I see more Caucasian bigots than African Americans or Hispanics.

      2. Chris Sena 31 Jan 2013, 3:04am

        Truly shocked by the casual racism here. How ridiculous that some people choose to respond to discrimination with more discrimination.

        As many people have pointed out it is indeed ironic that not so long ago the same was said about African American players. Irony can also be found in the prejudice on display here.

        1. Chris – you’re completely right.

        2. There’s plenty of casual racism on these forums, but is this really an example of it? Perhaps it’s the way it’s reported, perhaps it’s the incautious way their thoughts are expressed, but it does seem – even to me – that the worst anti-gay witterings from US sportsmen (with the glittering exception of the lovely Brendan Ayanbadejo) come from African-American or Hispanic players.

  7. Just reading his words should be enough to dismiss them. The man is obviously illiterate, or nearly so. This must be one of those “football scholarship” guys… got money to play football on the university team, never went to class, never learned to “reed and rite”.
    I don’t think it has ANYTHING to do with race. There are just as many ignorant uneducated illiterate white fol out there. And a bunch of them play pro football.

    1. The connection with race that some have picked up on is simply that the Black community in the US have had their own very similar and very recent struggle for equal rights. Some believe this makes statements like this even more disappointing and despicable. It takes a lot of hatred to say something like that. Especially as he will be aware it is a sensitive issue. How sad to be so determined to cause offence.

  8. I spent most of my life on the West Coast, backing the ‘Niners all the way. On the basis of his comments alone, I could be tempted to cheer for the Baltimore Ravens.

    1. Maybe I can tempt you a little more. If you’re not familiar with Ravens’ linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo look him up! You’ll be wearing purple and pulling for the Ravens for sure! And let’s not forget that the people of Maryland (Ravens), in the November election, just told their gay citizens that they are full, equal citizens whereas the people of California (49ers) told their gay citizens to bugger off!

    2. I spent over a decade and have experienced more Transphobia in SF than in my Georgia, and Arizona. Two states I grew up in. So Yeah I am more inclined to root or Baltimore…
      To heck with Frisco!

  9. Brett Gibson 31 Jan 2013, 12:02am

    Hahaha. Why because you might get a hard on at the thought? What a blatant homo! It amazes me that guys are still so unaware that this kind of behaviour indicates homosexual desire rather than the ‘distancing’ effect they think it has. Then again there’s so much tension and denial when it comes to guys and the locker room, they probably are aware and just choose to ignore it. Classic display of over-compensation. I bet he has a few buds on Grindr, San Francisco.

  10. It is bigotry such as this that is keeping our country back 50 years. And “come out ten years afterwards”, well they’re still homosexual, aren’t they? He wishes to remain ignorant, yet he lives in San Francisco!! It makes absolutely NO sense to me whatsoever.

  11. I think he just needs to come out. The only reason one could hate this much is if they themselves are uncomfortable with some aspect of their being.

  12. How ironic that not all that long ago white professional American football players were saying almost exactly the same thing about black players.

  13. I’ve got my equality,(after a long struggle) you can pull the ladder up now.

  14. Dave North 31 Jan 2013, 7:07am

    Nigger.

    Not nice “is it”.

    1. Dave North 31 Jan 2013, 9:19am

      PS. I’m being purposefully obnoxious.

      1. That There Other David 31 Jan 2013, 9:41am

        Still deeply unpleasant to read though. Don’t drop to his level.

        1. It is. Isn’t it. That is my point.

          1. Disgusting. I simply can’t believe you’ve used that word. Despite what Chris Culliver has said, has he even outrightly called anyone a ‘faggot’ or some other homophobic name?

            I think your remark has more to do with your own dislike of black people and you’re just using this thread as a means to express it.

            Next time you see another thread about homophobia from one of your own, of which there many more than black people – think about it.

      2. What an appalling comment! I’m sure the point you wish to make would be better articulated in a more considerate manner without resorting to abuse.

        If anything it just makes you also look petty.

    2. de Villiers 31 Jan 2013, 11:26am

      I cannot understand how anyone can put a plus tick on your appallingly racist message.

      The BNP boards are for these type of messages.

    3. False analogy, though – it’s not as though he referred to ‘faggots’, is it? In fact he seems quite OK with using the word ‘gay’ in the right context.

      It’d have been more effective to have quoted his words back, substituting the word ‘black’ for ‘gay’.

  15. Chris darling. We are there already. Your problem luv.

  16. This guy is so gay, and so closeted. Amazing. I wonder if they realise how damn obvious they are in their frantic denials and with their obvious words…

    1. de Villiers 31 Jan 2013, 11:27am

      He isn’t gay, he is just homophobic.

      It is unnecessary to try and say that disgusting people like that are gay – as it reduces the rest of us. I, for one, hope that such a person is not gay.

      1. Brett Gibson 31 Jan 2013, 11:43am

        You, for one, clearly know nothing about the psychology in closeted gay men. All the guys in school and one at uni who gave me the roughest ride about being gay all turned out to be just that or bisexual at least.

        1. That’s all very well if your environment is monocultural. And you’re right to some degree; however, it’s worth bearing in mind the tribal (I mean that in the loosest sense) and religious influences that dominate certain communities. Perhaps because they’ve been too busy fighting their own battles, African-American communities tend to have a fairly poor record when it comes to gay equality.

      2. What do you think homophobia is …? It’s an ‘irrational fear’ of homosexuality. Why would anyone who is ‘secure’ in their sexuality have an irrational fear of it? Well, it’s because they fear their own subconscious same-sex attraction. Just remember this: “Show me a homophobe, I’ll show you someone with same-sex attraction ‘issues’!

  17. Only those very insecure about their own sexuality make a fuss like this. Sad.

  18. Oh dear. People have such short memories – especially those from formely persecuted ethnic monorities. Also, do you think he protesteth too loudly? Has a few ‘issues’ of his own, does he?

    1. It’s a mistake to imagine that most people who’re persecuted or bullied will have an innate sympathy for others: all too often it leads to them just finding some other group they consider lower down on the food chain to bully in turn. You only have to look at the way some post-colonial nations have developed, or the way things have turned out in parts of the Middle East.

  19. Lots of comments suggest Culliver is Gay. The link below leads to an article in Psychology today: Homophobic Men Most Aroused By Gay Porn. So he could be Gay – but there may be a different reason. Many African Americans struggle with inferiority complex (even the successful ones) because of their history and low position in society. It helps them to feel there is another group they can feel superior to and bully.
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-big-questions/201106/homophobic-men-most-aroused-gay-male-porn

    1. I would tend to agree with your second point.

  20. Homophobes are ignorant of the facts:

    1. I could easily find a dozen Gays (men or women), and any one of them could kick his @ss and not spill their beer while doing it.

    2. A homophobe’s greatest fear is that Gay men will degrade them just as they degrade women.

    3. Gays make up a disproportionately high percentage of athletes and geniuses.

    4. A homophobe’s second greatest fear is that Gay men are everything their women want in a man. See http://youtu.be/X-YCdcnf_P8

    “Lindy” (a transexual) in the 1976 movie “Car Wash” summed it up best, “”I’m more man than you’ll ever be and more woman than you’ll ever get”.

    1. ‘A disproportionately high percentage of athletes’ – really? I’ve not heard that before.

      1. Athletes? Nice idea but I don’t know where you get that from. Geniuses – absolutely.

  21. Robert in S. Kensington 31 Jan 2013, 1:59pm

    Appalling that uneducated low lives like this get to earn millions of dollars for catching a ball. Now let’s wait and see what the 49ers’ manager has to say about it.

  22. People who cannot speak proper English shouldn’t be allowed to make public statements.

  23. Christopher in Canada 31 Jan 2013, 10:22pm

    The man is scum, but raises an interesting point:

    Locker rooms are separated by gender – why? To avoid sex? Or PREGNANCY? hmmm.

    As a former long-term employee of the YMCA, I can assure you that sex happens in EVERY locker room.

    So… should locker rooms become co-ed? Has humanity had enough of being sexually immature and just accept that HUMANS have sex, regardless of gender?

    Should gays have their own locker room? That is assuming that no sex would take place there… or should people have their own personal locker rooms??

    So many str8 men assume gay men want them, is spite of being vile and ignorant… WHY????

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