Mar 8, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels guard Marshall Henderson (22) speaks to the media after the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Tad Smith Coliseum. Mississippi Rebels defeat the Vanderbilt Commodores 65-62. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Marshall Henderson rips ESPN's Michael Sam coverage


Marshall Henderson is no stranger to controversy, but the stuff he stepped in this morning is deeper and thicker and smellier than anything he’s put his foot in yet.

We’ve already seen instances of athletes getting in hot water for tweeting stuff about Michael Sam, but Henderson’s tweet should win some kind of prize.




I can only assume Henderson is referring specifically to the now famous clip of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after being drafted into the NFL.

Henderson evidently objects to the sight of two men sharing a loving smooch on television. It bothers him. But rather than just admit that it personally bothers him, he’s going with the old “how do I explain that to my little brothers” bit.

Twitter user @kurtwearshats had a snappy response to Henderson’s tweet.



Marshall Henderson should star on the new season of Duck Dynasty. He’d get along very well with Phil Robertson and the rest of those dudes. They share certain aversions.

It should be amusing watching the anti-Henderson backlash play out. Remember people, Henderson is entitled to his opinion, just like the rest of us.

He is entitled to be completely clueless and backward in his views. It’s his right as an American.

I’ll keep that in mind as long as Henderson and his inevitable defenders remember that when people come back at Henderson, passionately, it’s not a witch hunt. It’s just people exercising the same right Henderson exercised when he posted the tweet in the first place.

We clear on all that? Good.

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