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Michael Sam Returns To UM & Gets Touching Standing Ovation! What These Missouri Students Did To Westboro Baptist Church Protesters Will Make You Proud!

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michael sam gets standing ovation on return to mizzou

Prepare to have your faith in humanity restored!!

This weekend, Michael Sam returned to the University of Missouri to accept the 2014 Cotton Bowl Championship Trophy along with his teammates during a basketball game against the University of Tennessee!

Unfortunately, the always controversial Westboro Baptist Church caught wind that he was going to be in town and made their way to Mizzou Arena to protest his homecoming!

But, an amazing group of UM organized a peaceful response called "Stand with Sam" and they made a human barrier outside of the stadium to keep the nasty protesters at bay!!

Michael got a very warm reception from his fellow Mizzou Tigers too, as he got a standing ovation from a stadium packed with students holding signs in support of the inspirational footballer!!

It's been so amazing to see all of the support that Michael has been getting since he publicly came out of the closet, and we gotta give major props to the Mizzou students who kept Westboro Baptist Church from ruining this beautiful moment!

Ch-ch-check out the "Stand with Sam" movement (below)!

[Image via AP Images.]

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