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