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by MKay / March 4, 2005 8:46 AM PST
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Don we not our Gay apparel...
by Paul C / March 4, 2005 5:51 PM PST

Ahhhh...you beat me to it, MKay!

But anyway, here's another story on it:

Spurred by a case of "Gay" pride, Leigh Clemons tried to order a New England Patriots jersey last month online. Clemons, an assistant professor in Louisiana State University's Theater Department, had watched one of her former pupils, Patriots defensive back Randall Gay, play a key role in New England's 24-21 win against Philadelphia in Super Bowl XXXIX and wanted to show her support for the former LSU standout.

But the NFL intercepted her attempts in mid-February to buy a jersey, personalized with Gay's name on the back, from NFLshop.com, the league's official online merchandise center...

...Ironically, Clemons said, the course she taught Gay last year, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, dealt with homosexuality issues and gay awareness.

"I think it's an issue that needs to be addressed, and the NFL should be less paranoid about it," Clemons said. "My concern is that I don't want Randall to suffer from it in any way. He's just the sweetest guy in the world and a good, solid player. There's nothing he can do about his last name.

"I never thought it would amount to all this. All I wanted was the jersey."(Emphasis mine)


The PC police strike again...

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Wonder if UConn ...
by Evie / March 4, 2005 8:44 PM PST

... will sell "Gay" jerseys for our freshman Men's Basketball phenom, Rudy Gay?

Evie Happy

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(NT) (NT) Only if UConn changes their colors to pink and mauve;)
by Paul C / March 5, 2005 8:39 AM PST
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Man this is a reflection of PC times we live in
by Sportsroids / March 11, 2009 4:13 PM PDT

This should have never been an issue. America has become way to hypersensitive to the wrong things. So what if there is a possibility that someone was mocking a NFL team, Gay still remains a very popular American Name. Regardless the NFL has done things like this because they are trying to fit into the times. I am personally not a homosexual but if anyone wanted to get gay pride on the back of a NFL jersey, I say let them. The NFL is acting like a scared child. Rude or lude comments on personalized jerseys should not be a major concern for them. Gay is not a bad word anyways so, do you think they are overacting?

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