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LSU football player is sorry ‘if you were hurt’ that he called gays sissies

Saturday, April 20, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. — A college football player at Louisiana State University apologized Friday for saying gays should not play football because they are sissies.

Alfred Blue

Senior LSU running back Alfred Blue issued made the anti-gay comments in an article published by the student newspaper, The Reveille. The newspaper asked LSU athletes their opinion of the possibility of a gay teammate.

“Football is supposed to be this violent sport — this aggressive sport that grown men are supposed to play,” said Blue.

“Ain’t no little boys out here between them lines. So if you gay, we look at you as a sissy. You know? Like, how you going to say you can do what we do and you want a man?”

On Friday, Blue said he was sorry “if anyone was hurt” by his remarks:

“I understand that my comments may have sounded insensitive to those who read the Reveille article on Friday. I in no way meant to belittle any person’s way of life and feel that everyone deserves a chance to become whatever they want to be. One of my comments that was left out of Friday’s article shows this. I told the reporter that if any person can help to contribute to the team, then that is the bottom line.

“I apologize if anyone was hurt by my comments and also to everyone that I may have let down.”

Blue was the only player in the Reveille’s article that responded negatively to the possibility of a gay teammate.

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52 more reader comments:

  1. That’s the problem with sterotyping!

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:16pm
  2. What the hell happened to his face?

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:16pm
  3. Well some might be, others can beat the crap out of you… And others are much better at sports then you… ( and that is just the females I am talking about, :P)

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:16pm
  4. Bite me with your half-hearted apologies, gawd…this gets sooooo old

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:20pm
  5. she’s just butt ugly, that’s all.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:23pm
  6. Shouldn’t have said that crap to begin with! How rude! So over ignorance and bigotry!

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:23pm
  7. go to hell alfred blue

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:24pm
  8. But it’s true that many people have this attitude. It’s interesting that political correctness in effect hides how pervasive such attitudes are.

    Anyhow, most people know that sissies is an incorrect spelling of cissies which refers to cisgendered people.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:25pm
  9. Yeah. That always has struck me as half-baked when people say they’re sorry if you were hurt. It sounds like they don’t think what they said or did was wrong. They’re just sorry you were hurt by it.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:28pm
  10. Over such crap.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:28pm
  11. I resent the misogynist comment posted here, as well ! You claim to reject bigotry, then equate females with weakness & cowardice!

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:29pm
  12. He’s got the fuglies!! Its a new disease…only idiots catch it.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:30pm
  13. He sure is UGLY!!!

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:32pm
  14. Sorry you’re so f*kin ugly a gay guy wouldn’t touch you with a ten foot pole! Yuck! FUGLY!

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:35pm
  15. so you are gonna quit playing football then? cuz we all know you’re gay.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:39pm
  16. i wonder how he would feel if someone said to him that black people should not play golf or baseball. he wouldnt accept any apologies would he? so he can shove that apology up his ass

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:44pm
  17. His ole black crunchy stankin meerkat lookin @ss!!! He should be the last one to say something negative about someone.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:46pm
  18. I’d like to see a couple leather daddies show him how much they are sissies

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:54pm
  19. til you walk a mile in someone’s else’s shoe’s , SHUT THE FUCK UP…

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:55pm
  20. He is a sissy that needs his arse kickrd

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:56pm
  21. Funny how his statement is ghetto sounding (“Ain’t no little boys out here between them lines. So if you gay, we look at you as a sissy. You know?”), but the apology was written by a scholar.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:57pm
  22. Sorry if it hurts your feelings if I call you a moron.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:57pm
  23. Thank you for the apology, Mr. Blue.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:05pm
  24. Alfred, you don’t look like you should play football either. You sound like a pretty ignorant fool!

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:07pm
  25. MEANT NFL not NBA

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:12pm
  26. I just have to smile at this article because he clearly doesn’t get life

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:13pm
  27. jerk

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:16pm
  28. No reason to think that he was speaking informally to a tiny school newspaper in the first statement and decided that more formal language was necessary when he wrote the apology. Anyhow, I think the annoying aspect is that it was wishy-washy. Instead of alluding to theoretical harm, he should have owned that his statement was hurtful, that he shouldn’t have said it and that he’ll examine his attitudes that led him to say something so hurtful and a promise to not continue with this behavior.

    But I find it a bit racist that people assume that he couldn’t have authored both statements.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:21pm
  29. I get tired of people apologizing because its not a real apology anyway. His original statement is exactly how he feels and he’s a bigot just like the rest of the homophobes that get pressured into saying sorry.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:23pm
  30. I absolutely agree. He isn’t really owning his action in what he’s saying. You did something hurtful and there was a real consequence. Sure, you can’t undo your action, but you can acknowledge how it was hurtful, learn from it, reconsider your attitude that led to this act and reprise your behavior.

    Instead, it’s clear that this statement was more about a strategic move to attempt to contain the PR damage done by what he said before.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:24pm
  31. Obviously YOU assumed that’s what my statement meant.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:25pm
  32. Written by a scholar?!? Maybe, but more like just another PR person.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:30pm
  33. Oh yeah, he’s on the dl.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:31pm
  34. Look at his lumpy ass forehead…he is not in the position to call anyone names looking like that…

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:49pm
  35. Say it to my face next time.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:56pm
  36. Asshole. Wooooooooooooooooooooops. Sorry.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:57pm
  37. You assumed that because he spoke “ghetto”, he couldn’t also write something scholarly.

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:15pm
  38. What an ugly piece of shit

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:19pm
  39. Maybe I’m sensitive to this because I’ve lived with the stereotype of a person of color assumed to not be able to speak scholarly if I ever chose to speak informally, so correct me if I’m wrong, but you do recognize this as a very common stereotype in the US, right?

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:21pm
  40. This is ignorance at its best

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:26pm
  41. Please….like he’s REALLY sorry….? Gimme a break. If someone said #$@# about black people, that person is fired and publically scorned and humiliated as a bigot. Someone says #$@# about gay people it’s like “okay, whatever, I learned my lesson. Can I have my life back now, fags?” What’s even more mindblowing is that this #$# happens from black people all the #$# time. From rappers to Tracy Morgan this #$# keeps happening over and over again and they don’t understand squat while they scream how unjust and unfair everyone is on them!

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:28pm
  42. Say that to some NFL players that were. Wish I can remember their names!!

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:09pm
  43. idiot has no clue

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:05pm
  44. did he get threatened by a gay guy (most who can stand up to any football player!)……and now he is scared he may get hurt? just another punk footballl play with lips bigger than his brains!

    Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:15pm
  45. Quick note to any non-LSU people on this link, the entire team is like this, football culture, and specifically LSU’s tbqh, makes them this way. Or in the very least it works to make them this awful.

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1:10am
  46. If he’s so tough he should enlist in the military and see how tough he really is. ^_^

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:04am
  47. WTF?! AntiRacist Hitler viral Youtube video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKDeyuM0-Og

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3:57am
  48. screw you buddy, how bout i spout some racial hatred?

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:49am
  49. And this is one of the reasons I dislike the focus placed on sports…..

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 6:40am
  50. closeted fag

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 7:25am
  51. Can I call him the N word and then just say oops sorry????

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 8:16am
  52. He can project fake apologies all he wants but he’s still nothing more than an ignorant bigot!

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 12:20pm