Now that's just ridiculous!
Ex baseball legend, Mark Knudson wrote an article for Mile High Sports, and just when we were expecting him to talk about how to be a team player because the title of his column is It’s about what’s best for the team, he played us, and blatantly said that gay athletes should NEVER come out.
Not only does he illustrate the fact that homosexual players are not exactly accepted in the NFL, but he states that the MLB rather not know if someone is gay either.
"In a normal work environment, people are individuals with jobs. In pro sports, it's all about as George Karl puts it, 'teamness.' Individualism and personal agendas might be okay in a normal workplace, but it's not okay in team sports. Teamness is what fans demand from the teams they pay to watch. Any individual with an agenda that's even slightly different from that of the team hurts that cause.
Just as absurd as comparing workplace environments is the ridiculous claim by some in the gay community that there wouldn't be any sort of physical attraction for a gay athlete toward any of his straight teammates – which would cause those very uncomfortable situations. He's gay, he's not dead. He can't just flip a switch and turn off his feelings when he walks into the locker room.
Of course he's going to have feelings of attraction toward a teammate or two. It's human nature. These are some of the most physically fit and desirable human beings on the planet. The gay athlete isn't going to notice that? And obviously, the straight teammates are going to feel the same sort of vibe that the attractive girl on the co-ed softball team gets from a few of the men on her team. Attractive people know when they're being 'checked out' and it leads to those very awkward moments. It's human nature for people to be attracted to other people and it's not going to stop happening because the workplace environment is a locker room rather than a typical office setting."
Oh c'mon now! Knudson is acting like just because someone is gay, they're automatically going to like everyone.
It doesn't matter what your work place setting is. You can be on a field, court, office or a dang dumpster and even then… that doesn't mean that you'll fall in love with someone no matter what your sexual orientation is.
Mark is being a complete and utter a$$hole! Everyone has the right to say what they want and be who they want to be!!
Don't U agree?!?
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