Former NFL Running Back Derrick Ward Goes Off on Twitter About Gay Kiss

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.

Former NFL Running Back Derrick Ward Goes Off on Twitter About Gay Kiss

And then dropping the #knowledge hashtag:

Former NFL Running Back Derrick Ward Goes Off on Twitter About Gay Kiss

Ward blocked several followers who took issue with his stance, then retweeted a few other people who defended him.

Former NFL Running Back Derrick Ward Goes Off on Twitter About Gay Kiss

The clincher comes from a Twitter user called Swaggy McDudeBro.

Former NFL Running Back Derrick Ward Goes Off on Twitter About Gay Kiss

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