Derrick Ward, a Super Bowl-winning former running back for the New York Giants and the Houston Texans, had a lot to say about the NFL draft last night, where Michael Sam reacted to his draft pick by joyfully kissing his boyfriend.
Ward reacted on Twitter by saying "Man u got little kids looking at the draft. I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen." The response to Ward was polarized, many agreeing with his position, while others rightly identified him as a bigot. He asserted in a series of tweets that no, he doesn't hate gay people. He just thinks kids shouldn't see people kissing.
And then dropping the #knowledge hashtag:
Ward blocked several followers who took issue with his stance, then retweeted a few other people who defended him.
The clincher comes from a Twitter user called Swaggy McDudeBro.