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2:54 pm - 01/30/2013

Fuck the San Francisco 49ers


Completely heterosexual, Chris Culliver


San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has reportedly made inflammatory comments regarding homosexuality in football just a few days before Super Bowl XLVII.  Shock jock Artie Lange revealed he had interviewed Culliver at media day Tuesday and aired a segment on his show that night, where the player insisted that any gay players would not be welcome on the team.

"I don't do the gay guys man," said Culliver, whose Niners play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. "I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff. Nah…can't be…in the locker room man. Nah." When quizzed by Lange whether any homosexual athletes would need to keep their sexuality a secret in football, Culliver responded: "Yeah, come out 10 years later after that."

In the NFL's long history, there has never been an openly gay active player. 

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I predict an insincere apology to be released by the end of tomorrow. I would never support the niners (anecdotally, I think they & their fans are utter assholes) but it's kind of saddening to hear that someone representing San Francisco is so ignorant.  I hope you lose the Superbowl for your team and our city, you embarrassing fuck.
reginageorge 30th-Jan-2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
up until now i have had a loss of words for why i really want the ravens to win but thank you, mr. culliver, for finding those words for me

Edited at 2013-01-30 10:58 pm (UTC)
filmorejive 30th-Jan-2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
lol right i didnt care before (im a puppy bowl fan tbh) but at least now i have a team to root for and a reason!
duckyduck92 30th-Jan-2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
I hate jim harbaugh and have had bad experiences with their fans, that was reason enough before this.
stayinthetv 30th-Jan-2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Not that I don't think his comments are shameful, but if you're gonna determine which team to root for based on players' moral failings, I still think Ray Lewis trumps Colliver.
katiexxpie 30th-Jan-2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
ikr what is this logic
reginageorge 30th-Jan-2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
i'm not really basing it off of this i should have worded it differently. i've wanted the ravens to win for a while really they were my favorite this season for some reason.
stayinthetv 30th-Jan-2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
Gotcha. And I should've read the whole post first, as I see others have made my comment before me.
realityvsdreams 31st-Jan-2013 01:14 am (UTC)
lol ikr
meepstah 31st-Jan-2013 05:00 am (UTC)
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crazylainey 31st-Jan-2013 09:05 am (UTC)
I would just like to say, as a San Francsican, while it was extremely irresponsible for the member of the team to spew hate, he DOES NOT represent San Francisco, or even the owners of the Niners. The owners released the following statement:

“The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made yesterday, and have addressed the matter with Chris. There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community.”

The niners were also the FIRST (and only?) NFL team to release an "It Gets Better" video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4glWjcbAbY

If you don't like Culliver, not a problem (I am not a fan, though he will probably be one of the most educated players about discrimination and harassment after this weekend). If you dislike the Niners because of other reasons, totally cool. But as someone who has lived in SF and seen the amount of work that the 49ers have done, especially for young sports players in the LGBT community, please do not think that the niners condone or support that kind of thinking.

Edited at 2013-01-31 09:10 am (UTC)
brokenandscared 31st-Jan-2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
tanwen 31st-Jan-2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
Amen!
eveybean 2nd-Feb-2013 01:57 am (UTC)
Bless you! This! Though I know most will just scroll on by

Hate the player, not the team
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